The Nobel laureate who tackles themes of displacement, history and home

Abdulrazak Gurnah reflects on the isolation and hostility he had to face as a young man – and argues in favour of more humane attitudes towards refugees and asylum seekers.

28 Apr 2022

New book explores past, present and future of protecting people forced to flee

28 Feb 2022

A refugee and advocate reflects on being a Black woman in the US

After fleeing conflict in Liberia as a child, Lourena Gboeah describes during Black History Month how she now draws on her own experiences in her career as a leading refugee advocate.

21 Feb 2022

Forced To Flee: UNHCR podcast tells story of displacement over 70 years

To mark UNHCR's 70th anniversary, a new seven-part series revisits major upheavals that shaped the period through the eyes of displaced people and others caught up in events.

14 Sep 2021

Stand up for the Refugee Convention or millions will pay the price

To mark the 70th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention, UNHCR's Grandi calls on states to renew their commitment to its life-saving principles.

29 Jul 2021

Barbara Hendricks reflects on half a lifetime helping refugees

On the 70th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention, celebrated performer and Honorary Lifetime Goodwill Ambassador looks back at her 35-year role with the UN Refugee Agency.

28 Jul 2021

UN High Commissioner for Refugees appeals for safety for civilians trapped in Idlib

20 Feb 2020

Urgent action needed to reform gender discriminatory nationality laws causing childhood statelessness

UNHCR, UNICEF, and the Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights joint press release

22 Aug 2019

UNHCR appeals to Eritrea over refugee camp closure

3 Jul 2019