IOM, UNHCR call for urgent action after 45 die in largest recorded shipwreck off Libya coast in 2020

19 Aug 2020

Refugees living in Argentina meet Pope Francis

The four refugees - from Syria, Colombia, Venezuela and Senegal - took part in a public audience with the pontiff.

4 Mar 2019

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Barbara Hendricks sings with refugees in Greece

Acclaimed soprano and humanitarian says she is impressed by improvements to refugees' living conditions since last year.

11 Apr 2017

As Gambia crisis passes, displaced return from Senegal

Several thousand people have returned to the Gambia since ex-president Yahya Jammeh ceded power.

24 Jan 2017

Senegal: Around 45,000 have fled political uncertainty in The Gambia

20 Jan 2017

Some 45,000 people have fled uncertainty in Gambia as tension mounts

Women and children cross border of West African nation to Senegal as crisis talks take place.

20 Jan 2017

Gambians seek refuge in Senegal amid political tension

Several thousand Gambians have crossed to Senegal in the last 10 days to escape growing tension over the results of last month's presidential election.

13 Jan 2017

First anniversary of the Abidjan Declaration on the eradication of statelessness

Some 22,000 people acquired identity documents in West Africa in past year

25 Feb 2016

Malian refugees vote in second round of presidential elections

The number of refugees participating rose sharply over the first round, hoping the election will lead to peace and a return home.

12 Aug 2013