UNHCR's Grandi appalled at suffering of civilians in Syria

Consequences of seven-year conflict represent colossal human tragedy, says UN refugee chief, blaming continued violence on failure of political will.

9 Mar 2018

Q&A: Syria's Eastern Ghouta 'on the verge of major disaster'

UNHCR's Representative to Syria, Sajjad Malik, entered the besieged community with a humanitarian aid convoy and describes the conditions he encountered.

9 Mar 2018

Syrian family transfers to mainland after Samos ordeal

UNHCR has been supporting the transfer of vulnerable people from overcrowded island centres to the Greek mainland.

9 Mar 2018

Cate Blanchett meets UNHCR's top woman for International Women's Day

Golden Globe winner Cate Blanchett discusses challenges for women refugees with UNHCR's Kelly Clements.

8 Mar 2018

UNHCR reaffirms its commitment to Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD)

UN Refugee Agency announces updated policy on AGD issues in all aspects of its work.

8 Mar 2018

Statement by Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, to mark International Women's Day

8 Mar 2018

Guatemalan network welcomes those fleeing gang violence

Deputy High Commissioner hails shelters that provide protection for the most vulnerable people on the move in Central America.

6 Mar 2018

Uganda launches major refugee verification operation

With the support of UNHCR, government officials are using biometric data to verify more than 1 million refugees in the country.

2 Mar 2018

'Tusk force' set up to protect refugees and elephants in Bangladesh

UNHCR and the International Union for Conservation of Nature are working together to mitigate incidents between elephants and humans in the world's largest refugee settlement.

2 Mar 2018