In Afghanistan, UN refugee and relief chiefs call for urgent increase in international support

UNHCR's Filippo Grandi and OCHA's Mark Lowcock visit Kabul as the nation nears four decades of conflict and faces growing humanitarian needs.

6 Sep 2018

'Start by showing us that the peace is serious'

A delegation of South Sudanese refugees tells the country's leaders what they expect from revived peace talks in Sudan.

5 Sep 2018

Iran needs more help to support Afghan refugees - UNHCR chief

Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, commends progress in documentation, education, livelihoods and health for Afghans in Iran.

4 Sep 2018

UNHCR chief meets Lebanese officials after three-country Syria tour

Filippo Grandi says that factors preventing voluntary refugee return must be addressed, and holds constructive discussions with senior Lebanese officials.

31 Aug 2018

Humanitarian aid still the top priority in Syria - UNHCR chief

On visit to Syria, Filippo Grandi discusses factors influencing refugees' return and says urgent needs of war-torn country's population must be met.

30 Aug 2018

Four million refugee children go without schooling: UNHCR report

Turn the Tide: Refugee Education in Crisis study finds refugee enrolment in school is failing to keep pace with growing displacement worldwide.

29 Aug 2018

Cate Blanchett's remarks to the UN Security Council on the Rohingya refugee crisis

Full text of UNHCR the Goodwill Ambassador's address as delivered in New York, 28 August 2018.

28 Aug 2018

Cate Blanchett urges UN Security Council to meet 'pressing needs' of Rohingya refugees

A year into displacement crisis, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador calls for 'innovative ways' to aid more than 720,000 refugees and their hosts in Bangladesh.

28 Aug 2018

Surging violence drives thousands of Congolese from their homes

Attacks by armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's eastern Beni region is forcing families from their lands in the so-called "triangle of death."

24 Aug 2018