Syrian family risks all to flee Raqqa as violence surges

As conflict advances on Raqqa, thousands have braved minefields and armed groups to flee the fighting and worsening humanitarian conditions inside the city.

13 Jun 2017

China can play key role in solving refugee crises - UNHCR chief

On his first visit to Beijing, Filippo Grandi was encouraged by China's potential to use development projects to address the root causes of displacement.

8 Jun 2017

Funding gap spells uncertainty for desperate Syrian refugees

Shortfall of more than US$1 billion for 2017 threatens vital UNHCR assistance for 60,000 vulnerable families in Jordan and Lebanon.

6 Jun 2017

Mosul response critically underfunded, UNHCR warns

As fighting rages in the west of Iraq's second largest city, the UN Refugee Agency urgently needs US$126 million to meet the critical needs of those displaced.

2 Jun 2017

Urgent help needed for Central American children on the run

As the number of children fleeing gang violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras soars, UNHCR is launching a campaign for US$18 million in vital aid.

31 May 2017

Convoy with UNHCR aid reaches isolated Syrian town

The multi-agency convoy delivered vital food and medicines and other aid to 44,000 residents cut off in Jayrud and surrounding villages since last June.

30 May 2017

As Libya crisis deepens, UNHCR chief steps up assistance

During a visit to Tripoli, Filippo Grandi says agency needs to increase its presence in the North African country where 1.3 million people need urgent humanitarian aid.

22 May 2017

As war grinds on in Yemen, Somali refugees eye return

Facing danger and growing hardship in Yemen, some 30,600 Somalis have reportedly returned home since war broke out in 2015.

19 May 2017

Jordan's Azraq becomes world's first clean energy refugee camp

New solar plant is the first of its kind in a refugee setting, and will transform the lives of thousands of Syrians living in harsh desert environment.

17 May 2017