UN refugee chief praises Niger's help for refugees

Filippo Grandi says Niger sets a strong example through its hospitality for people fleeing conflict in Mali and Nigeria.

13 Dec 2016

A tough road north for Central American children

Fleeing gang violence in El Salvador and Honduras, children risk abuse, smugglers and drug cartels in a desperate trek in search of safety.

9 Dec 2016

UNHCR moves 1,100 out of tents, beating first snows of winter

Agency has arranged 19,500 places in apartments, hotels and with host families throughout Greece for relocation candidates and vulnerable asylum-seekers.

8 Dec 2016

Childhood stolen by street gangs

Sexual violence, beatings and forced recruitment by gangs drive thousands of Salvadoran, Honduran and Guatemalan youngsters to run for their lives.

8 Dec 2016

Hi-tech tale of refugee boy who stopped growing

Virtual reality "igloo" tells 360-degree story of Omar whose hormone deficiency is being treated again in new home in Finland.

8 Dec 2016

UNHCR chief calls for urgent action to protect refugee children

Filippo Grandi opens two-day dialogue on protection challenges with a call to safeguard children on the move and find solutions for them.

8 Dec 2016

UNHCR updates protection 'toolkit' for a world on the move

A decade on from the launch of the UN Refugee Agency's 10-Point Plan, Protection Chief Volker Türk outlines the latest update to its best practices framework.

7 Dec 2016

States pledge US$701 million to UNHCR for 2017 operations

In the biggest show of support ever, donor governments today promised an initial US$701 million to fund UN Refugee Agency operations next year.

7 Dec 2016

Libyans twice uprooted by war call for urgent help

Driven from their homes by fighting in 2011 and then again this year, displaced Sirte residents face dire need even as their city is recaptured from militants.

7 Dec 2016