UNHCR: World leaders must act to reverse the trend of soaring displacement
Forced displacement hit new high in 2020 despite fewer routes to safety
The number of people forced to flee their homes reached a new peak last year, as COVID-19 failed to prevent conflict but made it to harder to find refuge.
Resilience shines through despite volcano disrupting lives
Families displaced after this May's eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in eastern DRC need urgent support as they face extreme difficulties while striving to rebuild their lives.
Nearly 6,000 people flee brutal attacks on displacement sites in eastern DR Congo
Some 350,000 people in urgent need of help in Goma
UNHCR calls for continued engagement and increased support for Afghanistan
Returning Iraqis face dire conditions following camp closures
With 250,000 Iraqis still living in camps after fleeing ISIS, sudden closure of 14 sites in late 2020 forced many to return to destroyed homes and villages lacking basic services.
UNHCR rushing to help displaced after volcano eruption in DR Congo
'It's a wonderful job, but I'd love not to do it'
UNHCR has more than 17,300 staff, most of whom are based in the field. Meet Kristin Riis Halvorsen, who runs operations in southern Mexico.