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

International community unites to bolster education opportunities for refugees

At UN General Assembly, country leaders and humanitarian organizations join efforts to make education a priority in the refugee crisis response.

27 Sep 2018

More businesses commit to helping refugees thrive with new jobs, trainings, investment

Recognizing the talents and contributions of refugees, over 20 companies including Microsoft, H&M and Hilton announced initiatives to counter the displacement crisis.

26 Sep 2018

South Sudanese surgeon wins 2018 Nansen Refugee Award

Evan Atar Adaha is honoured for his outstanding 20-year commitment in providing medical services to people forced to flee conflict.

25 Sep 2018

World leaders voice strong support for new refugee deal at UN General Assembly

Countries hosting large numbers of refugees join UNHCR and World Bank in support of ambitious model to respond to displacement crises.

24 Sep 2018

Syrian refugees face harsh winter as funding falls short

UNHCR needs US$270 million to ensure that the most vulnerable Syrians uprooted by war do not go without vital protection and assistance this year.

11 Sep 2018