Global cities take the lead in welcoming refugees
Civic leaders attending a key meeting in Geneva set out the positive contributions that refugees are making to cities worldwide.
UN refugee chief welcomes cities' support for refugees
At a key meeting in Geneva, Filippo Grandi welcomed the role of cities in leading the shift towards a more open and inclusive approach to refugees.
States reach historic deal for refugees and commit to more effective, fairer response
UN General Assembly agrees on an innovative global framework to better serve the forcibly displaced and their host communities.
More than 1.5 million Congolese lose homes in conflict
Displaced by ongoing attacks in conflict zones such as the DRC's Ituri and North Kivu provinces, many families now live in makeshift shelters or temporary accommodation.
Escalating violence uproots farmers and herders in Niger
Forced to abandon their homes, farms and livestock, over 50,000 people have been displaced by insecurity in the border regions of west Niger.
Syrian refugee aid plan launched as births in exile hit 1 million
UN agencies and NGOs publish US$5.5 bln plan to help refugees and host countries in 2019-2020, as number of Syrian children born as refugees reaches one million.
UNHCR welcomes global mayors' commitment to refugees
UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi applauds declaration by the Global Mayoral Forum in Marrakech committing to support refugees.
TEDx event shines light on refugee women and empowerment
Among 11 speakers at TEDxPlaceDesNationsWomen, a Syrian refugee and a statelessness activist highlight the need for opportunities.
Afghan women can become agents of change
Rula Ghani, the First Lady of Afghanistan, says Afghan women are resilient and should be in leadership positions in her country.