Civilians living in "penury and panic" as Mosul battle rages - UNHCR

Up to 100,000 civilians trapped in West Mosul are being used as human shields by ISIS militants and are suffering from lack of food, water and fuel.

16 Jun 2017

Photographer's stark images capture lives of refugees

In his book "I can only tell you what my eyes see," published in London this week, Giles Duley turns his lens on those uprooted by war and persecution.

15 Jun 2017

Lyon restaurant serves up Syrian menu to launch Refugee Food Festival

After last year's success, the festival goes international with events in 13 European cities, starting in the capital of French gastronomy.

15 Jun 2017

Empowering refugees the focus of UNHCR, NGO meeting

Annual talks between UNHCR and representatives of 313 nongovernmental organizations begin in Geneva, focusing on ways to strengthen collaboration.

14 Jun 2017

Soccer stars kick off campaign to help refugees

Iconic footballers Lionel Messi and Neymar Junior back collaboration between FC Barcelona Foundation and UNHCR to help people displaced by war and persecution.

13 Jun 2017

Syrian family risks all to flee Raqqa as violence surges

As conflict advances on Raqqa, thousands have braved minefields and armed groups to flee the fighting and worsening humanitarian conditions inside the city.

13 Jun 2017

China can play key role in solving refugee crises - UNHCR chief

On his first visit to Beijing, Filippo Grandi was encouraged by China's potential to use development projects to address the root causes of displacement.

8 Jun 2017

Mosul response critically underfunded, UNHCR warns

As fighting rages in the west of Iraq's second largest city, the UN Refugee Agency urgently needs US$126 million to meet the critical needs of those displaced.

2 Jun 2017

Urgent help needed for Central American children on the run

As the number of children fleeing gang violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras soars, UNHCR is launching a campaign for US$18 million in vital aid.

31 May 2017