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.
The central Sahel is facing one of the world's fastest growing displacement crises. More than 2.7 million people have been forced to flee and at least 13.4 million need humanitarian assistance.
The Sahel is facing one of the fastest growing displacement crises in the world. More than 2.7 million people have fled violence in the region and at least 13.4 million people are in dire need of humanitarian assistance
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi tells conference that COVID-19 adds a new threat to a region already grappling with record numbers forced to flee their homes.
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Boris Cheshirkov – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
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.
A full-scale humanitarian crisis has been unfolding in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. More than 45,000 people fled to neighboring Sudan and another 100,000 have been internally displaced.
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.
With more than 900,000 refugees and asylum-seekers living inside the country, Ethiopia is home to the second largest refugee population in Africa.
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.
Gang violence, extortion, persecution, poverty and food insecurity continue to force hundreds of thousands of people from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to flee their homes in search of safety.
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.