Sahel internal displacement tops 2 million as violence surges

Grim milestone reached in world's fastest-growing displacement crisis as fighting uproots 11,400 within Burkina Faso.

22 Jan 2021

'A whole new world has opened in front of me'

For 50,000 formerly stateless people in Uzbekistan, citizenship will unlock the door to foreign travel, the right to vote and allow them a new-found dignity.

20 Jan 2021

Thousands of Central Africans seek refuge in Cameroon

A resurgence of violence in the Central African Republic has driven 5,000 Central Africans to seek safety across the border in Cameroon.

19 Jan 2021

Q&A: 'Including refugees in the vaccine rollout is key to ending the pandemic'

Mike Woodman of UNHCR's Public Health Section explains how the organization is working to ensure millions of forcibly displaced people worldwide are protected from the COVID-19 virus.

14 Jan 2021

Hosts offer vital refuge to families fleeing DRC violence

Solidarity shown by local Congolese communities has been critical in the response to mass forced displacement, but funding cuts threaten UNHCR's ability to offer support.

13 Jan 2021

UNHCR's Grandi concludes visit to Lisbon, commends Portugal's longstanding commitment to refugee protection as the country takes over the EU Presidency

13 Jan 2021

Mental health services help refugees transform their lives in Libya

With many refugees and asylum seekers in Libya in need of psychosocial support after years of conflict and insecurity, UNHCR and its partner are providing life-changing help.

30 Dec 2020

News comment: UNHCR welcomes new asylum law in Chad

This news comment is attributable to Millicent Mutuli, Director of the UNHCR Regional Bureau for West and Central Africa

24 Dec 2020

UNHCR and HIAS formalize partnership to advance refugee protection, inclusion and solutions

23 Dec 2020