Desperate Journeys: Spain now main route to Europe for refugees and migrants (2:46)
UNHCR is on the ground, with over 600 staff in 20 different locations working to protect refugees and provide lifesaving assistance such as shelter, food, water and medical care to refugees who arrived in Europe.
An Afghan boy spells out the alphabet at a refugee camp in Greece.
In 2018, over 58,000 refugees arrived in Spain by land and sea.
Of the 27,000 refugee present in Greece by the end of 2018, 57 percent live in urban areas.
Most of the 2,700 children in Greek reception centers have missed one to four years of school due to conflict in their home countries.
During 2018, almost 32,400 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement to 20 countries in Europe.
Six people died each day attempting to cross Mediterranean in 2018
Refugees and migrants attempting to reach Europe via the Mediterranean Sea lost their lives at an alarming rate in 2018.Learn More
Thousands of asylum-seekers moved off Greek islands
As winter bites, UNHCR helps the Greek government move vulnerable asylum-seekers from reception centers on the Aegean Islands to shelter on the mainland.Learn More
A loss no parent should endure
A mother and kindergarten teacher, Hope fled the violence plaguing her home country of Nigeria with her daughters. Two of her daughters went missing at sea.Learn More
This Week in Refugee News
Each week we collect the most interesting, inspiring and innovative refugee stories from around the world. Here are this week’s picks!Learn More