More action needed to share responsibility for refugees

UNHCR protection chief Volker Türk tells stakeholders at a Geneva conference that rhetoric on responsibility sharing for refugees needs to be put into practice.

10 Jul 2017

Amid ruins of war in Mosul, residents start to rebuild

Displaced residents returning to eastern areas of the city are repairing war-damaged homes and reopening shops and businesses.

10 Jul 2017

Looking for lessons among past refugee crises

At a dialogue about sharing responsibility for refugees, stakeholders reflect on responses to earlier crises in Kosovo*, Guatemala and Viet Nam.

7 Jul 2017

UNHCR chief urges unity in Myanmar's Rakhine state

Filippo Grandi meets with communities in restive Rakhine state to better understand their needs and challenges.

6 Jul 2017

Mosul's war widows face new challenges in displacement

Female-headed households now make up more than a quarter of the 4,463 families at a UNHCR camp sheltering displaced residents from Iraq's second city.

4 Jul 2017

Refugee and migrant flows through Libya on the rise - report

UNHCR study finds the North African country is by far the preferred jumping off point for refugees and migrants hoping to reach Europe, yet it is particularly unsafe.

3 Jul 2017

As Mosul battle rages, trapped residents face terror and hunger

Iraqis say militants gun down civilians escaping fighting in old Mosul, while thousands trapped there are used as human shields.

27 Jun 2017

UNHCR chief praises Uganda's commitment to refugees

Filippo Grandi tells Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees greater efforts are needed to support refugee hosting countries and find peace in South Sudan.

23 Jun 2017

UNHCR chief urges African leaders to tackle displacement

In an address to members of the African Union, Filippo Grandi calls on governments to end the conflicts that cause millions to flee.

21 Jun 2017