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UNHCR chief urges African leaders to tackle displacement

In an address to members of the African Union, Filippo Grandi calls on governments to end the conflicts that cause millions to flee.

21 Jun 2017

Refugees deserve praise for resilience and courage

On World Refugee Day, Filippo Grandi says it is a moment to recognize those who welcome people fleeing war, violence and persecution.

20 Jun 2017

In Kenya, UNHCR Special Envoy urges support for child refugees

Angelina Jolie calls for reflection on the "pain and suffering" of refugee children during a visit to a centre for adolescent girls in Nairobi on World Refugee Day.

20 Jun 2017

Security key to solving soaring South Sudan displacement

Witnessing the world's fastest growing displacement crisis, Filippo Grandi says peace, hope and a sense of a future are essential.

19 Jun 2017

Refugee participation seen as key to comprehensive response

Annual talks between UNHCR and representatives of 313 NGOs conclude with call to allow refugees to become self-reliant.

16 Jun 2017

Civilians living in "penury and panic" as Mosul battle rages - UNHCR

Up to 100,000 civilians trapped in West Mosul are being used as human shields by ISIS militants and are suffering from lack of food, water and fuel.

16 Jun 2017

Photographer's stark images capture lives of refugees

In his book "I can only tell you what my eyes see," published in London this week, Giles Duley turns his lens on those uprooted by war and persecution.

15 Jun 2017

Lyon restaurant serves up Syrian menu to launch Refugee Food Festival

After last year's success, the festival goes international with events in 13 European cities, starting in the capital of French gastronomy.

15 Jun 2017

Empowering refugees the focus of UNHCR, NGO meeting

Annual talks between UNHCR and representatives of 313 nongovernmental organizations begin in Geneva, focusing on ways to strengthen collaboration.

14 Jun 2017