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.

14 Dec 2018

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.

13 Dec 2018

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.

11 Dec 2018

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.

9 Dec 2018

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.

6 Dec 2018

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.

27 Nov 2018

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.'

27 Nov 2018

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.

23 Nov 2018

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.

23 Nov 2018