UNHCR and Council of Europe discuss statelessness, urge States to uphold the right to a nationality in Europe

24 Sep 2021

UN High Commissioner for Refugees praises the Republic of Turkey for its continued commitment to provide protection to all those in need

10 Sep 2021

We decide how to treat refugees - it's dehumanizing to deprive them of an education

For the launch of the UNHCR 2021 Education Report, US author and vlogger John Green says learning opportunities for refugee children are utterly inadequate and the world must acknowledge their right to an education.

7 Sep 2021

Refugee Para athletes relish chance to compete at global level

Six refugee athletes lead the parade at the Tokyo Paralympics Opening Ceremony, sending a powerful message to the 12 million forcibly displaced people living with disabilities.

24 Aug 2021

UNHCR statement on the return of displaced Syrians

As the dire socio-economic impact of COVID-19 worsens conditions for displaced Syrians, both inside Syria and in hosting countries, UNHCR calls for support for the displaced and their choices.

26 Jul 2021

Six athletes to make up Refugee Paralympic Team at Tokyo Games

Competitors in four sports – including first female refugee Paralympian – ready to take to world stage after beating the odds despite being forced to flee their homes.

30 Jun 2021

News Comment by UNHCR EU Representative on launch of Slovenian Presidency of the European Union

This news comment is attributable to Gonzalo Vargas Llosa, UNHCR Representative to the EU, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands

30 Jun 2021

From refugee to saviour: the story of Majed and Joseba

After being resettled to Spain, Syrian refugee Majed became a friend and carer to Joseba, the butcher who gave him a job.

24 Jun 2021

UN agencies welcome relocation of 4,000 asylum seekers and refugees from Greece

IOM, UNHCR and UNICEF jointly encourage further steps towards a predictable, systematic European relocation mechanism.

24 Jun 2021