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

Record numbers forced to flee ongoing violence in Burkina Faso

23 Jul 2021

Local groups offer vital assistance to newly displaced in Myanmar

UNHCR is partnering with local communities and faith groups to help an estimated 200,000 people driven from their homes by fresh violence since February's military takeover.

22 Jul 2021

Attacks by armed group displace 20,000 civilians in eastern DRC

16 Jul 2021

Forced from their homes, displaced Congolese in dire need of shelter

As more families flee the DRC's Beni Territory, shelter needs are mounting – over 100,000 families who have found safety in North Kivu urgently need a place to stay.

16 Jul 2021

Displaced Afghan family struggles to cope amid latest violence

A widowed mother-of-four struggling to take care of her family in a camp is among the 270,000 Afghans displaced since the start of the year by the latest upsurge in fighting.

15 Jul 2021

UNHCR warns of imminent humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

13 Jul 2021

Displaced nurses provide vital health care to others displaced in Ethiopia's Tigray

As UNHCR and other aid agencies scale up the humanitarian response in conflict-torn Tigray, local communities and the displaced are pulling together to support one another.

5 Jul 2021

Displacement leaves families struggling to adapt in Lake Chad region

Years after fleeing jihadist attacks, many displaced people in Chad's Lake Province still cannot return home and are trying to rebuild their lives as best as they can.

2 Jul 2021