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

Eritrean refugees in Tigray caught up in conflict

27 Jul 2021

Record numbers forced to flee ongoing violence in Burkina Faso

23 Jul 2021

Local groups offer vital assistance to newly displaced in Myanmar

UNHCR is partnering with local communities and faith groups to help an estimated 200,000 people driven from their homes by fresh violence since February's military takeover.

22 Jul 2021

Meet the young champion soaring to the top of the chess world

Tanitoluwa Adewumi and his family fled violence in Nigeria and ended up in a homeless shelter in New York, where he learned the game that changed their lives.

20 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

News comment: UNHCR latest update on deteriorating situation of Eritrean refugees in Tigray

This news comment is attributable to Ann Encontre, UNHCR Representative in Ethiopia

15 Jul 2021

Displaced Afghan family struggles to cope amid latest violence

A widowed mother-of-four struggling to take care of her family in a camp is among the 270,000 Afghans displaced since the start of the year by the latest upsurge in fighting.

15 Jul 2021