Thousands of DR Congo refugees in Zambia opt to head home
States urged to build on progress made since Global Refugee Forum
Increased responsibility sharing by governments is key to maintaining momentum in finding new approaches to global displacement, UNHCR's Grandi tells officials.
Congolese refugees torn between returning home or remaining in exile
While sporadic fighting continues in parts of eastern DR Congo, thousands who fled to Uganda have chosen to return. Others, uncertain about the future, have opted to stay.
Refugee women take the lead in combating gender-based violence
Forcibly displaced women are often best placed to lead interventions on gender-based violence and other issues affecting their communities. All they need is support and resources
UNHCR dismayed by deportation of a third Cambodian refugee by Thai Authorities this month
Rohingya refugees restore depleted forest in Bangladesh
Four years after swathes of forest in southern Bangladesh were cleared to make way for Rohingya refugees, projects to restore the ecosystem and "re-green" the camps are yielding results.
Burundian refugees head home but face reintegration challenges
Over 60,000 refugees have returned this year from across the region as tensions ease in Burundi, although more aid is urgently needed to help them pick up their lives and start over.