No safe place to go for asylum-seekers snared in Libya dragnet

Desperate refugees and asylum-seekers in Tripoli in urgent need of assistance and protection amid security sweeps.

14 Oct 2021

'Political will' needed to safeguard 82.4 million displaced - UNHCR protection chief

'Urgent global collaboration' is required to put agreed protection principles into practice, Gillian Triggs tells high-level gathering.

7 Oct 2021

Burkina Faso's local heroes honoured for giving shelter to the displaced

Amid the world's fastest-growing displacement crisis, two community mobilizers helping people fleeing violence have been named UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award regional winners for Africa.

29 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

Climate change fuels clashes in Cameroon that force thousands to flee

Dwindling water supplies are at the root of fighting between herders and fishermen that have driven thousands to flee both within Cameroon and into Chad.

9 Sep 2021

Irish Somali woman steps up campaign against female genital mutilation

Ifrah Ahmed's fight against FGM has taken on a new urgency during the COVID-19 pandemic.

5 Aug 2021

UNHCR warns of critical protection gaps for people on the move in the Sahel and East Africa

30 Jul 2021

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

The 1951 Refugee Convention: 70 years of life-saving protection

28 Jul 2021