Afghan teen makes her mark on Ecuadorian city that gave her refuge

Zohra was just 11 when she and her family fled to Ecuador. Now 16, she paints murals on buildings in her host city as a way of reconciling her two worlds.

19 Oct 2021

UNHCR calls on states to expedite family reunification procedures for Afghan refugees

15 Oct 2021

On World Food Day, UN calls for strengthened and inclusive local food systems for displaced and host communities

15 Oct 2021

No safe place to go for asylum-seekers snared in Libya dragnet

Desperate refugees and asylum-seekers in Tripoli in urgent need of assistance and protection amid security sweeps.

14 Oct 2021

UNHCR appeals for end to arrests of asylum seekers in Libya, calls for urgent resumption of humanitarian flights

This statement is attributable to Ayman Gharaibeh, Director of UNHCR's Regional Bureau for the Middle East and North Africa

8 Oct 2021

News comment by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on solutions for millions of forcibly displaced people from Sudan and South Sudan

5 Oct 2021

Joint Statement by IGAD, UNHCR and the governments of South Sudan and Sudan on the Solutions Initiative for 7 million forcibly displaced people

5 Oct 2021

UNHCR's Grandi: Greater international cooperation needed to 'solve multiple crises'

Only 'robust conflict resolution efforts' will prevent global displacement topping 100 million, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi tells high-level meeting.

4 Oct 2021

Yemeni humanitarian organization wins 2021 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announces the winner of its 2021 Nansen Refugee Award. Five regional winners are also announced.

29 Sep 2021