Meet the young champion soaring to the top of the chess world

Tanitoluwa Adewumi and his family fled violence in Nigeria and ended up in a homeless shelter in New York, where he learned the game that changed their lives.

20 Jul 2021

Tens of thousands forced to flee violent attacks in Nigeria's Borno State

16 Apr 2021

Surging violence in Nigeria drives displacement to Niger

2 Mar 2021

Fleeing bandit attacks, Nigerian villagers seek safety in Niger

Around 77,000 Nigerians have sought refuge in Niger's Maradi region, some 7,660 since the start of the year as banditry and armed attacks spread.

2 Mar 2021

Eye operation draws life into focus for young refugee

Cataracts gradually robbed six-year-old Azaiya of his sight. A corrective operation allowed him to see a world with opportunities.

25 Feb 2021

IOM, UNHCR: Shipwreck off Libya claims over 40 Lives

20 Jan 2021

'The Nansen Award was one of the most inspiring things in my life'

Nansen Award laureate Zannah Mustapha takes stock of how his life – and those of the children displaced by Boko Haram – has changed since he won the award in 2017.

21 Dec 2020

Hardships multiply for older refugees amid COVID-19 pandemic

Physical decline, deepening economic hardship and isolation make life tougher for older people, who comprise four per cent of the forcibly displaced population worldwide.

1 Oct 2020

Hunger and fear stalk survivors of attack in north Cameroon

Violence had already uprooted thousands in the volatile Far North region. Now a spate of deadly attacks leaves survivors fearful of tending their fields.

7 Sep 2020