In late August 2017, violent attacks forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya to flee from Myanmar to Bangladesh, in what quickly became the fastest growing refugee influx the world had seen in decades.
Famine and violence are devastating the people of South Sudan, which has become the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis and the largest in Africa.
Rohingya refugees were forced to flee their homes in the western region of Myanmar to escape horrific violence and persecution — this is one of the largest exodus of refugees witnessed in recent decades. Since the beginning of the crisis, donors have supported UNHCR and its partners’ efforts to deliver critical assistance when vulnerable families needed it the most. Here are some of the ways donors have helped.
Desperate, persecuted families continue to arrive by the thousand in Bangladesh. This footage shows the scope of the Rohingya crisis.
Proposed relocation scheme for 160,000 refugees from Greece, Italy and Hungary would go a long way to address the refugee crisis.
Nearly five years of violence have devastated the people of South Sudan. The crisis continues to be the fastest growing and largest in Africa.
We want refugees to know we stand with them during the coronavirus crisis. Here are five ways you, too, can show solidarity with refugees right now.
Since 2014, more than 3 million Iraqis have been displaced within the country and another 260,000 have been forced to flee to neighboring countries.
More than 3.6 million people have been forced to flee their homes because of the five-year conflict – and 24 million Yemenis are vulnerable and in immediate need of humanitarian assistance.
More than 4 million Venezuelans have fled the country since 2014 because of political strife, human rights abuses and lack of economic opportunity.
It's been two years since Rohingya Muslims were forced to flee Myanmar. In recognition of this anniversary, we’re highlighting some of the most important milestones in the Rohingya refugee journey.
More than 6.6 million Syrians have been forced to flee their country since 2011 and another 6.7 million have been driven from their homes but remain trapped inside the country.
UNHCR High Commissioner António Guterres and Special Envoy Angelina Jolie warn about the scale of the crisis in the Mediterranean.
As the world focuses on Syria, South Sudan, Yemen and other flashpoints, a silent crisis is brewing in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards' statement on the worsening refugee crisis in South Sudan
Rohingya refugees were forced to flee their homes in Myanmar to escape horrific violence and persecution — this is one of the largest exodus of refugees witnessed in recent decades.
All states must manage their borders in the context of this unique crisis as they see fit. But these measures should not result in closure of avenues to asylum, or of forcing people to return to situations of danger....Let us not forget those who are fleeing war and persecution. They need – we all need – solidarity and compassion now more than ever before.
Nearly 2.3 million South Sudanese have fled to neighboring countries due to violent conflict throughout the country.
607,000 refugees have fled to Bangladesh since August 25, 2017. Whole families, young mothers and unaccompanied children walk for days through jungles and mountains or brave dangerous voyages across the water.
Seven years into the emergency, Syria’s conflict has driven over 5.5 million people into exile across the region and displaced another 6 million inside the country. Here are some of the key moments that have defined the crisis.
We must ensure that refugee communities are included in prevention and protection plans. We must look beyond our country and ensure that we maintain our commitment to refugee communities around the world.
Refugees are vulnerable people, but due to the generosity of the American people we are able to provide refugees like Ekhlas with help and hope.
An army of 200 alert community health workers go house to house while a hospital dedicated to the treatment of cholera has been set up with the capacity to accommodate as many as 300 beds.
Over the last 30 years, hundreds of thousands of people have fled Somalia because of political instability and a dangerous civil war.
With more than 900,000 refugees and asylum-seekers living inside the country, Ethiopia is home to the second largest refugee population in Africa.