UNHCR chief visits emergency transit centre in Romania

High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres visits Europe's first emergency transit centre and meets Sri Lankan and Palestinian refugees.

28 May 2010

Volcanic eruption in Iceland delays resettlement plans of Palestinians

The volcanic ash drifting across Europe from Iceland prevents a group of Palestinian refugees from boarding a flight to a new life in France this week.

22 Apr 2010

End of long ordeal for Palestinian refugees as desert camp closes

UNHCR closes the Al Tanf camp between the borders of Syria and Iraqi and relocates the last of the Palestinian refugees who lived there for years.

1 Feb 2010

New transit centre in Slovakia to resettle Palestinians stuck at Iraq border

21 Jul 2009

Palestinian refugees arrive at Romania centre en route to resettlement

A group of 59 Palestinian refugees arrive at a special transit centre in Romania en route to a new life overseas after being evacuated from a desert camp in Iraq.

17 Apr 2009

Refugees add their footballing skills to Brazil's rich soccer scene

Ali Abu Taha last year became the first Palestinian refugee to play for a professional football team in Brazil. Other refugees could follow.

10 Mar 2009

Gaza: "The only conflict in the world in which people are not even allowed to flee" - High Commissioner Guterres

6 Jan 2009

Guterres urges adherence to humanitarian principles in Gaza conflict

5 Jan 2009

UNHCR chief urges adherence to humanitarian principles in Gaza conflict

High Commissioner Guterres calls for strict adherence to humanitarian principles in Gaza, including respect for the universal rights of those fleeing war to seek safety in other states.

5 Jan 2009