Global cities take the lead in welcoming refugees
Civic leaders attending a key meeting in Geneva set out the positive contributions that refugees are making to cities worldwide.
From child refugee in Mozambique to school principal in the United States
Resettlement gave Bertine Bahige a new chance in life. The former Congolese refugee would have never imagined he would one day call Wyoming home.
UN refugee chief welcomes cities' support for refugees
At a key meeting in Geneva, Filippo Grandi welcomed the role of cities in leading the shift towards a more open and inclusive approach to refugees.
Funding shortfall leaves South Sudanese refugees at risk
Aid agencies call for urgent support to meet the needs of over 2.2 million South Sudanese refugees – including women overcoming trauma and children missing out on an education.
São Paulo helps refugees find their feet in Brazil
The largest city in the Americas not only welcomes refugees and migrants, but also helps them find work and regain their autonomy.
States reach historic deal for refugees and commit to more effective, fairer response
UN General Assembly agrees on an innovative global framework to better serve the forcibly displaced and their host communities.
Erbil reaps rewards by allowing Syrian refugees to flourish
Northern Iraqi city's choice to embrace refugees and keep job markets open has benefited both Syrians and locals alike, local governor says.
Displaced Colombians open their doors to Venezuelan refugees and migrants
Years ago, the Colombian armed conflict left them with nothing. Today, displaced neighbours in Las Delicias are hosting more than 150 Venezuelans.
More than 1.5 million Congolese lose homes in conflict
Displaced by ongoing attacks in conflict zones such as the DRC's Ituri and North Kivu provinces, many families now live in makeshift shelters or temporary accommodation.