Refugees chief meets Pope Francis to discuss global displacement crisis

Filippo Grandi expressed deep appreciation for the Pope's advocacy and efforts to bring attention to refugees and internally displaced people.

17 Sep 2016

Refugees fleeing South Sudan pass one million mark

With this milestone, South Sudan joins Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia as countries which have produced more than a million refugees.

16 Sep 2016

UNHCR #WithRefugees petition heads to UN Secretary-General

With over 1.3 million signatures, the petition will be handed to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and General Assembly President Peter Thomson in New York.

16 Sep 2016

UN Secretary-General receives UNHCR #WithRefugees petition

UNHCR chief hands #WithRefugees petition with more than 1.2 million signatures to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the UN General Assembly in New York.

16 Sep 2016

Displaced three times, but retired Ukraine teacher stays upbeat

Eighty-five-year-old Vira is among thousands of vulnerable elderly people snared in the conflict in eastern Ukraine, their lives turned upside down.

15 Sep 2016

Mobile connectivity a lifeline for refugees, report finds

New study by UNHCR and Accenture finds mobile phone and internet access is as critical to refugees' safety and security as food, shelter and water.

14 Sep 2016

UNHCR Special Envoy urges action to solve Syria crisis

Angelina Jolie Pitt called on world leaders to find a solution to the Syrian conflict during visit to Syrian refugees in Jordan.

13 Sep 2016

Displaced Syrian swimmer makes a splash at 2016 Paralympic Games

While Ibrahim Al-Hussein did not make it through to the final of the 100 metre freestyle, competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games was a "dream come true."

12 Sep 2016

Cate Blanchett video highlights what refugees take when they flee

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador heads top cast in exclusive Facebook film to promote UN Refugee Agency's #WithRefugees campaign.

12 Sep 2016