Greater cooperation needed to protect refugees in Central America, UNHCR says

As more people flee gang violence, UNHCR's international protection chief calls for shared responsibility and preparedness to protect refugees effectively.

10 Mar 2017

Hunger and violence drive residents to flee west Mosul

Latest wave of displaced Iraqis say food shortages and intense fighting in the west of the city forced them to risk everything to seek safety.

7 Mar 2017

Once blossoming Syrian town now scarred by war

Residents of Qara once lived from their cherry orchards. But as the Syria conflict nears its sixth agonizing anniversary, they have lost their livelihood, savings and hope.

3 Mar 2017

Thousands flee west Mosul as fighting intensifies

About 4,000 people a day are escaping the embattled west of the city, telling of violence, hunger and deprivation in the war-ravaged enclave.

3 Mar 2017

Determined young Afghan eyes academic success in Italy

At the age of 10, Alidad Shiri set off alone for Europe. Fifteen years later, he is about to graduate with a degree in philosophy from the University of Trento.

3 Mar 2017

Poorer countries host most of the forcibly displaced, report shows

According to a new UNHCR study, most of the 3.2 million who were driven from their homes in the first half of 2016 found shelter in low- or middle-income countries.

27 Feb 2017

U.S. move offers bittersweet hope to struggling Syrian family

Father of three from Homs says resettlement from Jordan to U.S. will provide a future for his children, despite pain of leaving loved ones behind.

24 Feb 2017

UNHCR outlines way forward on Nigeria displacement

At a conference in Oslo, the UN Refugee Agency presents steps to ensure protection, access and lasting solutions for displaced Nigerians returning home.

24 Feb 2017

After displacement by Boko Haram, life remains a challenge

An international conference in Oslo draws attention to the plight of millions of people driven from their homes across Nigeria and the Lake Chad region by insurgency.

23 Feb 2017