UNHCR has more than 11,500 staff, most of whom are based in the field. Meet ethics officer Keiko Odashiro, who protects refugees from sexual exploitation and abuse.
When refugees are forced to flee the security of their homes, they are often at risk of sexual violence, with women and girls especially vulnerable.
But beneath this sexual assault victim's raw pain there is resilience and strength, she still has dreams for the future despite the horrors of her past.
Recurrent conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's North Kivu province is uprooting civilians and exposing an increasing number of women, girls and men to rape.
Study reveals a severe deterioration in international efforts to protect the world’s most vulnerable, with human rights violations on the rise.
A fresh wave of violence has swept Bangui over the past week, forcing some 16,000 people to flee to safety within Central African Republic.
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.
With violence now spilling over into Niger, Cameroon, and Chad, UNHCR requests immediate access to the area to provide emergency assistance to refugees.
Catastrophic humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Katanga province has displaced hundreds of thousands of people.
In the last few days, thousands of people have been driven from their homes due to increased violence in Mosul, Iraq.
USA for UNHCR is proud to announce a new multi-year grant to KIND (Kids in Need of Defense), a nonprofit founded with the core mission that no child faces U.S. immigration court alone.
UNHCR releases report expressing concern at the increasing numbers of children in the Americas forced from their homes, propelled by violence, insecurity and abuse in their communities and at home.
A recent escalation of violence in northwest Syria has displaced hundreds of thousands from their homes. Since December 12th, more than 235,000 Syrians have been forced to flee in an effort to reach safety.
Millions of Syrians have been displaced internally by their civil war or fled abroad, but few have gone as far as Ahmed to escape the violence.
The Ahmads were overjoyed when they arrived safely at a refugee camp 18 miles from their home in Mosul. Now they have new hope for the future.
There was little time to plan either the location or construction of emergency shelters when the Rohingya first arrived to Bangladesh. Now the focus is to save lives before the rainy season starts by helping refugees build sturdier structures and, where possible, relocate families to more stable ground.
Over 3,400 Congolese refugees are now arriving in Uganda each day. As they arrive, they share stories of devastation and destruction from the DRC.
The humanitarian crisis unfolding in northwestern Syria is forcing families to flee their homes at alarming rate. Approximately 900,000 people have been uprooted from their homes in the past three months, with an increase of more than 100,000 people in less than a week.
For 11-year-old Fatemah and her family, Dharawan settlement has been home since March 2015. They fled Yemen's capital city Sana’a when war and conflict began tearing the family’s neighborhood apart.
Desperate and hungry, 52,000 South Sudanese refugees crossed into Uganda- more than 85 percent of them women and children, including Esther and her seven children.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is seeing a surge in refugee arrivals from South Sudan in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
7,000 Central African Republic refugees have arrived in the DRC in under a week into a situation of little help and desperate need.
When Claudia fled El Salvador to escape death threats, her son, Samuel, was forced to spend months on the run, causing him to fall behind in school.
When gunfire erupted in their village in South Sudan, Esther and her family ran for their lives. But now Esther has a renewed sense of optimism.