This April, we are celebrating National Rebuilding Day by sharing stories of refugees who, with support from UNHCR, were able to return home and have the opportunity to rebuild their lives.
When 40 year-old MicheI Mopiko fled violence in the Central African Republic five years ago, he left behind a home, a community and a successful fishing business.
Globally, a record 70.8 million people have been forcibly displaced from their homes. Forced to flee with few possessions, many refugees will spend years - sometimes decades - in exile, living in refugee camps, makeshift shelters or crowded apartments in cities. With limited opportunity for work, and with any savings long depleted, refugees suffering through protracted crises are exceptionally vulnerable.
UNHCR has refocused its efforts on targeted prevention and preparedness activities for refugees in the countries affected by Ebola.
Learn about the causes of the current crisis in Afghanistan, why Afghans are fleeing, and where they're going.
UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection said government responses have ranged from the most humane through to blanket denials of access to asylum and forced returns.
Inside Somalia, UNHCR has helped more than 16,000 internally displaced people return voluntarily to their homes this year.
2011 has been a record year for forced displacement across borders, with more people becoming refugees than at any time since 2000.
The UN Refugee Agency is seeing an increase in the number of Syrian refugees arriving in eastern Lebanon's Bekaa Valley.
The escalation of conflict in northern Syria risks causing more human suffering and adding new displacement to what is already the largest displacement crisis in the world.
The UN refugee agency is strengthening its role in helping neighboring countries deal with out-of-country voting for Malian refugees.
UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie hailed the Iraqi government's willingness to host Syrian refugees.
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The situation in Iraq is desperate. The needs are real. Millions of Iraqis have been forced to abandon their homes after decades of conflict and violence.
As we mark one year since WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic, let’s take a look back at some of the ways the virus has affected refugees and displaced populations.
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.
Thousands of people continue to flee to Cameroon to escape attacks by Boko Haram insurgents in north-east Nigeria.
With the crisis in Ukraine entering its first winter, UNHCR is racing to help the most vulnerable displaced people cope with harsh winter conditions.
Tension in Ukraine has displaced an estimated 10,000 civilians and added that the number of people affected is continuing to rise.
With the first round of Mali's presidential elections scheduled for Sunday, UNHCR is continuing preparations for out-of-country voting for refugees.
Eight years of violence and destruction have forced 5.6 million Syrians to flee the country and millions more are still internally displaced.
UNHCR met with approximately 100 NGOs to discuss how to strengthen partnerships when responding to COVID-19 and other pandemics.
In its annual Global Trends report, released today, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency said 68.5 million people were displaced as of the end of 2017.
UNHCR and other humanitarian actors are under increasing strain from a combination of simultaneous major new conflicts and unresolved old ones.
This World Refugee Day the number of refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced people has exceeded 50 million people for the first time since World War II.