Hungarian elderly help refugees find new purpose

In caring for others, refugees leave traumas behind and gain new friends in 'sceptical' Hungary.

3 Jan 2018

Groundbreaking first evacuation of 162 vulnerable refugees from Libya to Italy

First evacuation flight organized by UNHCR and Italian authorities lands at Rome's Pratica di Mare military airport.

23 Dec 2017

More speed needed to help refugees stranded in Greek islands

UNHCR moves a dozen families from soggy tents at Lesvos reception centre to hotels, but transfers to the mainland need to speed up as conditions deteriorate.

22 Dec 2017

In Kenya, UN refugee chief urges support for Somali refugees and host communities

Filippo Grandi expresses his gratitude to Kenya for hosting almost half a million refugees and keeping its borders open to people fleeing war.

21 Dec 2017

Somali asylum seeker volunteers in local German fire brigade

Yusuf puts experience gained from two conflicts to good use as a volunteer firefighter in Fürstenwalde.

20 Dec 2017

Community ties help Rohingya cope with hardships in Bangladesh

Refugees have multiple concerns about camp safety, food and children, new UNHCR assessment shows. But they also draw strength from community bonds.

19 Dec 2017

Winter aid provides lifeline for people in eastern Ukraine

UNHCR has increased aid supplies to people in eastern Ukraine, where freezing temperatures and fighting make the winter months a struggle.

19 Dec 2017

Evacuation from Libya gives refugees new hope

Second UNHCR evacuation flight from Libya to Niger gives refugees new hope and takes total number evacuated since November to almost 100.

18 Dec 2017

UN refugee chief finds Somalia suffering from instability and drought, but sees hope

On visit to southern port city of Kismayo, Grandi praises progress and pledges continued investment and support.

18 Dec 2017