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

Convoy with UNHCR aid reaches isolated Syrian town

The multi-agency convoy delivered vital food and medicines and other aid to 44,000 residents cut off in Jayrud and surrounding villages since last June.

30 May 2017

As Libya crisis deepens, UNHCR chief steps up assistance

During a visit to Tripoli, Filippo Grandi says agency needs to increase its presence in the North African country where 1.3 million people need urgent humanitarian aid.

22 May 2017

As war grinds on in Yemen, Somali refugees eye return

Facing danger and growing hardship in Yemen, some 30,600 Somalis have reportedly returned home since war broke out in 2015.

19 May 2017

Jordan's Azraq becomes world's first clean energy refugee camp

New solar plant is the first of its kind in a refugee setting, and will transform the lives of thousands of Syrians living in harsh desert environment.

17 May 2017

Displaced by war, Yemenis face hardship and hunger

UNHCR preparing for possible fresh wave of displacement from Hudaydah, as families resort to begging to ward off starvation.

16 May 2017

After packed boats take on water, 20 feared dead in Mediterranean

Rescuers save 500 men, women and children after four rubber boats founder in choppy waters between Libya and Italy in latest sea tragedy.

16 May 2017

As South Sudan crisis deepens, more funds needed for refugees

UNHCR and its partners launch a major new humanitarian appeal, seeking more than US$1.4 billion to provide vital aid to those fleeing fighting and hunger.

15 May 2017

A new home in a place of safety for fleeing Mosul residents

As 1000s flee West Mosul, UNHCR opens 12th new camp for displaced.

12 May 2017