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Surviving in Niamey: Malian refugees struggle to get by in the big city

There are some 6,000 urban refugees in the Niger capital, Niamey. UNHCR hopes that a registration exercise will help the agency pinpoint their needs. UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR calls for calm and access to newly displaced people in Myanmar’s Rakhine state With the new influx, overcrowded IDP camps are being stretched beyond […]

UNHCR distributes biometric ID cards to refugees in Senegal

UNHCR and the Senegalese government recently launched a campaign to provide biometric ID cards to some 19,000 refugees by year’s end. UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency Q&A: Swedish diplomat reflects on visit to refugee camp in Niger Jan Knutsson, who just completed his term as chairman of UNHCR’s governing body, discusses his recent trip […]

Somalia Refugees in the Region, 12 October 2012

UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency Sudanese villagers face tough choices before fleeing to relative safety in Yida Fighting and food shortages have forced thousands to flee to Yida settlement in South Sudan. The number of arrivals is likely to rise when the rains end. UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency Displacement in Myanmar’s Rakhine […]

Syrian refugees find safety in Lebanon, but shelter proves scarce

As refugees continue to arrive in Lebanon from Syria, finding shelter is becoming increasingly difficult. UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR’s Guterres says global humanitarian crises at levels unmatched in recent history The High Commissioner gives his opening address at the annual five-day meeting of UNHCR’s Executive Committee. UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency […]

UNHCR responds to public health threats in Dadaab refugee camps

Following indications of an outbreak of acute jaundice (largely caused by hepatitis E virus) among refugees in Dadaab camp complex in northern Kenya, UNHCR is running a comprehensive public health response… UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency

More than 10,000 Somalis flee coastal city of Kismayo, fearing fighting

The majority are heading to villages in other parts of Kismayo, Jilib and Jamame districts. Some are moving towards Mogadishu or Kenya. UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency

Conflict puts wedding plans on hold as wounded Syrian couple flee to Lebanon

Abu Omar works as a hotel sales manager in the Gulf. He returned earlier this year to Syria to get married, but nearly died trying to reach safety in Lebanon. UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visits Syrian refugees and Iraqi returnees in Iraq Domiz Refugee Camp, Iraq, 16 September […]

Nansen Refugee Award winner builds primary school in Yemen

The Society for Humanitarian Solidarity uses its cash prize to build a primary school for 350 refugee children at Kharaz Camp in Yemen. UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR reaches Kachins sent back from China UNHCR is seriously concerned over reports that China has sent back groups of Myanmar nationals to insecure parts of […]

Congolese man takes to the road to spread awareness about refugees

John Mpaliza set out from his home town of Reggio Emilia in Italy in July and has visited UNHCR in Geneva en route to Brussels in a 1,600 km walk. UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency As influx to eastern Lebanon rises, UNHCR tackles shelter challenge Some 2,200 Syrian refugees arrive in the Bekaa Valley […]

UNHCR says South Sudan refugee health situation alarming

With 170,000 Sudanese refugees now in camps and settlements across South Sudan’s Unity and Upper Nile states, the health situation among this population has become a matter of alarm to us. With the current… UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency Unaccompanied children look toward school after ordeal to reach Europe Nearly 1,500 minors seeking asylum […]