Thousands flee violence in south-eastern DR Congo

UNHCR warns of a looming disaster in Tanganyika province as ethnic clashes trigger displacement and human rights abuses.

20 Feb 2018

Grandi urges more aid for Turkey's refugee hosting effort

In a meeting with the Turkish president, the UN refugee chief hails the country's role as host to the world's biggest refugee population.

15 Feb 2018

Restoration of rights key to Myanmar refugee return, UNHCR's Grandi says

UN refugee chief tells UN Security Council causes of the crisis originate in Myanmar and solutions for the voluntary return of thousands of refugees must be found there.

13 Feb 2018

Desperate Syrians pay ultimate price in bid to reach Lebanon

Forced to attempt mountain smuggling route to reach safety, 16 Syrian men, women and children freeze to death after being caught in a heavy storm.

12 Feb 2018

UNHCR's Grandi hails Jordan's job scheme for Syrian refugees

UN refugee chief urges increased donor focus on employment initiatives, saying Jordan scheme offers new blueprint for supporting refugees.

12 Feb 2018

Women report sexual abuse fears at Greek reception centres

UNHCR particularly worried about the situation at overcrowded centres on the Aegean islands of Lesvos and Samos.

9 Feb 2018

Thousands flee amid fresh violence in Yemen

UNHCR is alarmed at an upsurge in violence that has left more than 85,000 people displaced countrywide since December 2017.

9 Feb 2018

Refugee crafts take centre stage at world's biggest trade fair

For the first time ever, refugee-made products will go on display at Ambiente, the leading international consumer goods trade show.

8 Feb 2018

Refugee athlete shares message of peace in South Korea

Refugee Olympic Team athlete Pur Biel, who fled South Sudan, has spoken about the importance of peace ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

7 Feb 2018