Stand up for the Refugee Convention or millions will pay the price

To mark the 70th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention, UNHCR's Grandi calls on states to renew their commitment to its life-saving principles.

29 Jul 2021

Attacks by armed group displace 20,000 civilians in eastern DRC

16 Jul 2021

Forced from their homes, displaced Congolese in dire need of shelter

As more families flee the DRC's Beni Territory, shelter needs are mounting – over 100,000 families who have found safety in North Kivu urgently need a place to stay.

16 Jul 2021

Displaced nurses provide vital health care to others displaced in Ethiopia's Tigray

As UNHCR and other aid agencies scale up the humanitarian response in conflict-torn Tigray, local communities and the displaced are pulling together to support one another.

5 Jul 2021

'We are the lucky ones'

Ethiopian refugee Mihret hid in the bush for days without food or water, to escape the Tigray conflict. Now safe in Sudan, she is using her engineering skills to assist her community.

30 Jun 2021

Remarks by UNHCR Special Envoy, Ms. Angelina Jolie, on World Refugee Day

20 Jun 2021

UNHCR: World leaders must act to reverse the trend of soaring displacement

18 Jun 2021

Forced displacement hit new high in 2020 despite fewer routes to safety

The number of people forced to flee their homes reached a new peak last year, as COVID-19 failed to prevent conflict but made it to harder to find refuge.

18 Jun 2021

Resilience shines through despite volcano disrupting lives

Families displaced after this May's eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in eastern DRC need urgent support as they face extreme difficulties while striving to rebuild their lives.

14 Jun 2021