More than 1.5 million Congolese lose homes in conflict
Displaced by ongoing attacks in conflict zones such as the DRC's Ituri and North Kivu provinces, many families now live in makeshift shelters or temporary accommodation.
Escalating violence uproots farmers and herders in Niger
Forced to abandon their homes, farms and livestock, over 50,000 people have been displaced by insecurity in the border regions of west Niger.
Syrian refugee aid plan launched as births in exile hit 1 million
UN agencies and NGOs publish US$5.5 bln plan to help refugees and host countries in 2019-2020, as number of Syrian children born as refugees reaches one million.
UNHCR welcomes global mayors' commitment to refugees
UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi applauds declaration by the Global Mayoral Forum in Marrakech committing to support refugees.
TEDx event shines light on refugee women and empowerment
Among 11 speakers at TEDxPlaceDesNationsWomen, a Syrian refugee and a statelessness activist highlight the need for opportunities.
Afghan women can become agents of change
Rula Ghani, the First Lady of Afghanistan, says Afghan women are resilient and should be in leadership positions in her country.
Finding solutions to Afghan displacement key to the future, Grandi says
UN refugee chief tells high-level panel at the Geneva Conference on Afghanistan the search for solutions to displacement 'must be intensified.'
UNHCR flight evacuates 132 refugees from Libya detention
Latest evacuation of vulnerable refugees from Libyan detention centres to Niger for onward solutions brings total helped in past year to almost 2,500.
Bottled gas scheme eases fuel crisis for Rohingya refugees
A move from firewood to liquefied petroleum gas for cooking benefits health, eases pressure on the environment and avoids hazardous trips into the forest.