What is home? South Sudanese poet reflects on decades of flight and exile

South Sudanese writer uses experience of flight and exile to make poetry.

8 Jul 2019

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.

18 Dec 2018

UNHCR appeals to Australia to act and save lives at immediate risk

23 Oct 2018

UNHCR urges Australia to end separation of refugee families

17 Jul 2018

'We must believe we can make a difference and we can do things better' - Andrew Harper

UNHCR has nearly 11,000 staff, most of whom are based in the field. Meet Andrew Harper, who leads innovative programmes helping refugees across the world.

25 Apr 2018

Transcript: UNHCR's top Asia official briefs press on Australian offshore processing on Nauru, and UNHCR talks with Bangladesh and Myanmar

This is a transcript of the press briefing by Indrika Ratwatte, UNHCR Director of the Bureau for Asia and the Pacific – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 04 April 2018.

4 Apr 2018

Update on humanitarian situation of refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island

13 Feb 2018

Australia must secure solutions for refugees abandoned on Manus Island

22 Dec 2017

UNHCR urges humane approach on Manus island

UNHCR is urging the authorities of Papua New Guinea to show calm and restraint in the context of the closure of the Manus Island 'Regional Processing Centre'.

10 Nov 2017