UNHCR chief calls for regional response to Venezuelan refugee and migrant crisis

At the end of his mission to assess the regional impact of Venezuelans leaving their country, Filippo Grandi commits to more cooperation with host governments.

16 Oct 2018

Temporary residency permits a lifeline for Venezuelans in Peru

During a visit to Peru following the flows of Venezuelan refugees and migrants, UNHCR chief says ensuring legal pathways to stay should be a regional priority.

12 Oct 2018

Acute underfunding chokes off aid to desperate Congolese

With violence and displacement affecting swathes of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Eastern region, a lack of resources is hampering UNHCR's response

9 Oct 2018

Refugee Olympic Team to compete at Tokyo 2020

International Olympic Committee announces a refugee team will again compete, following historic debut at Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.

9 Oct 2018

UNHCR to intensify aid to Venezuelans in Colombia

Visiting Colombia's borderlands, UNHCR's Filippo Grandi says international community must do more to aid thousands of Venezuelans crossing, many seeking international protection.

8 Oct 2018

UNHCR's Volker Türk calls for 'more empathic and humane dialogue' in key address

Assistant High Commissioner for Protection tells annual Executive Committee meeting that the debate on refugees must refocus on human dignity.

4 Oct 2018

Brazil makes dream of belonging come true for stateless activist

Maha Mamo receives word of her naturalization at a surprise ceremony in Geneva, ending nightmare of statelessness shared by millions worldwide.

4 Oct 2018

South Sudanese surgeon 'humbled' to receive 2018 Nansen Award

Dr. Evan Atar Adaha runs the only working hospital in South Sudan's Upper Nile State, where he treats people forced to flee conflict and persecution.

1 Oct 2018

Grandi urges boost for multilateralism to tackle record displacement

UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi calls on states to work more closely to find solutions for refugees; highlights the global compact on refugees as a way to translate asylum into concrete responses.

1 Oct 2018