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

Rohingya refugees mark a year of suffering and hope

More than 720,000 children, women and men have fled violence that erupted in Myanmar on August 25 last year. They remain in need of solutions a year on.

24 Aug 2018

UNHCR chief praises 'life and death' decisions taken by aid workers

Ahead of World Humanitarian Day, Filippo Grandi honours humanitarians who lost their lives helping those in need as displacement figures hit record high.

16 Aug 2018

Fleeing violence, Nicaraguans seek safety in Costa Rica

Escaping killings, rights violations and political tensions at home, thousands are claiming asylum across the Central American nation's southern border.

13 Aug 2018

Returning Congolese find homes in ruins, livelihoods destroyed

Visiting UNHCR team reports enormous humanitarian challenges in DR Congo's Ituri province.

13 Jul 2018

Formal talks on global refugee compact conclude with strong and broad agreement

Efforts to strengthen the response to refugees passed an important milestone this week.

6 Jul 2018

Sustainable response key to ongoing Rohingya displacement

UN refugee chief says investment in education, healthcare and infrastructure is needed to support Rohingya refugees and their hosts in Bangladesh.

3 Jul 2018

More international support needed for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, say UN and World Bank chiefs

UN Secretary-General António Guterres urges donors to "step up to the plate," as Jim Yong Kim says World Bank stands in solidarity with refugees.

2 Jul 2018