Q&A: The New York Declaration is a "once in a lifetime chance" for refugees

UNHCR's protection chief, Volker Türk, says commitments adopted at UN Summit will revolutionize the international community's engagement with refugees and migrants.

30 Sep 2016

100,000 fearful civilians trapped in South Sudan town

Civilians seeking safety from raids flee to Yei, joining tens of thousands there with no means to leave as military operations continue.

30 Sep 2016

Survivors tell of fights over lifejackets as boat flipped off Egypt

In interviews with UNHCR, survivors recall their horror as a trawler that smugglers packed with up to 500 people capsized, claiming at least 202 lives.

30 Sep 2016

As Mosul offensive approaches, UNHCR planning intensifies

At least 700,000 residents from Iraq's second city and surrounding areas will need urgent assistance in the form of food, shelter water and medical support.

29 Sep 2016

Talk, or the water will break your heart

Volunteers for 2016 Nansen Refugee Award winners Hellenic Rescue Team share their experience of a traumatic year.

23 Sep 2016

Fear and shortages as Boko Haram displaced return to ruins

Around 70,000 people have found destruction, insecurity and scarcity on arrival in Gwoza, a city liberated earlier this year from militants in northern Nigeria.

23 Sep 2016

Number fleeing Burundi to neighbouring countries tops 300,000

Reception capacities in host countries Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo are severely overstretched, UNHCR warns.

23 Sep 2016

UNHCR saddened by loss of life in boat capsize off Egypt

Egyptian authorities rescue 150 people including Sudanese, Eritreans and Somalis after boat capsizes off Rosetta. At least 42 bodies have reportedly been recovered.

23 Sep 2016

UNHCR welcomes new finance instrument to aid refugees and hosts

The World Bank's Global Concessional Financing Facility (GCFF) will help secure needed financing to support refugees and hosts in middle-income countries.

22 Sep 2016