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

UNHCR calls for continued engagement and increased support for Afghanistan

27 May 2021

Returning Iraqis face dire conditions following camp closures

With 250,000 Iraqis still living in camps after fleeing ISIS, sudden closure of 14 sites in late 2020 forced many to return to destroyed homes and villages lacking basic services.

27 May 2021

Pandemic-hit Rohingya refugees and local Bangladeshis get help to grow food

Local marketplaces are helping struggling Bangladeshi farmers sell their produce while rooftop gardens are allowing Rohingya refugees to grow their own food.

18 May 2021

'It's a wonderful job, but I'd love not to do it'

UNHCR has more than 17,300 staff, most of whom are based in the field. Meet Kristin Riis Halvorsen, who runs operations in southern Mexico.

6 May 2021

Helping others brings solace to displaced mother in Cabo Delgado

As displacement driven by violence soars in northern Mozambique, civilians caught up in the crisis display resilience and solidarity in the face of adversity.

20 Apr 2021

Civilians at risk from escalating fighting in Yemen's Marib

16 Apr 2021