Thousands of men, women and children have fled Nigeria for neighboring Chad, Niger and Cameroon following violent attacks by Boko Haram.
The UN refugee agency on Friday said it was deeply concerned at the recent wave of attacks on civilians in north-east Nigeria.
UNHCR is increasingly alarmed at the humanitarian impact of continuing violence in north-eastern Nigeria and stresses the importance of protecting civilians.
With violence now spilling over into Niger, Cameroon, and Chad, UNHCR requests immediate access to the area to provide emergency assistance to refugees.
Thousands of people continue to flee to Cameroon to escape attacks by Boko Haram insurgents in north-east Nigeria.
You can provide an emergency rescue kit to a thirsty, hungry and cold refugee. Simple items — a towel, thermal blanket, bottled water, an energy bar, dry clothing and shoes — are comforting lifelines during a time of great need.
The UN Refugee Agency’s Joung-ah Ghedini-Williams reports from Bangladesh, where an estimated 607,000 Rohingya refugees have fled from Myanmar.
More a quarter of a million people have fled Mali in the last six months as fighting erupted between government forces, Tuareg rebels and various armed groups.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is readying preparations for a major aid airlift to help people displaced by the earthquake in Ecuador.
Rohingya refugees who have been trained as volunteer lifeguards are saving lives during climate emergencies like monsoons.
UNHCR welcomes a $775,000 donation from the UPS Foundation that will enhance delivery of lifesaving assistance and protection to refugees worldwide.
A cargo jet carrying 100 tons of emergency relief supplies landed in Iraq's Kurdistan region on Wednesday, launching a massive UNHCR operation in Iraq's worsening humanitarian crisis.
During refugee crises, UNHCR rushes in humanitarian aid and its expert staff, leading efforts to save lives and relieve suffering.
UNHCR gears up emergency aid response for people affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the central Philippines, organizing two airlifts of aid to the city of Cebu.
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Risk of death to people in the Horn of Africa, Yemen and Nigeria is growing because of drought, escalating violence and funding shortfalls.
Moussa got married this morning after fleeing Nigeria and meeting his wife, Zara, a few weeks later in a refugee camp in western Chad.
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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.
Thousands of Americans made emergency donations to USA for UNHCR and rushed assistance to the frontlines of the Rohingya refugee crisis.
UNHCR ready to send thousands of emergency aid packages to families in previously inaccessible areas of Syria if proposed ceasefire takes hold.
Goodwill Ambassador Khaled Hosseini traveled to Uganda to support the UN Refugee Agency’s emergency response to the South Sudan crisis.
UNHCR is organizing an emergency airlift to the Philippines to help some of the estimated 9.8 million people affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
In 2012, donations from individuals around the world supported the deployment of 435 Emergency Response Team members to 39 countries.
$145 million needed for emergency aid for tens of thousands of civilians fleeing violence in Sudan and seeking shelter in Ethiopia and South Sudan.