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One month after the earthquake, humanitarian needs persist in Ecuador

Aftershocks are disrupting efforts to rebuild following last month's deadly earthquake, as tens of thousands remain displaced.

20 May 2016

Convoy with UNHCR aid reaches besieged Syrian farm town

Multi-agency relief convoy delivers vital food, medicines and other aid to 10,000 residents cut off in East Harasta since early 2012.

20 May 2016

Urgent action needed to provide shelter for refugees

UNHCR launches "Nobody Left Outside" funding drive to provide decent shelter for the refugees under its care.

18 May 2016

Coastguard rescues some 1,000 refugees and migrants off Italy

Operation plucks Syrians, Iraqis and other nationalities from two boats off the coast of Sicily.

13 May 2016

Refugee baker joins Ecuador earthquake relief effort

Refugees are among volunteers helping out in a relief drive following the country's devastating 7.8 magnitude quake last month.

13 May 2016

Armed clashes drive growing displacement in western Colombia

Since March, more than 6,000 people have fled their homes to escape clashes between illegal groups fighting for territorial control in western Chocó department.

13 May 2016

Survey finds Nigerian refugees in Cameroon want to go home

But those questioned in UNHCR survey at Cameroon's Minawao camps also voiced concern about conditions in their towns and villages of return.

13 May 2016

UNHCR appeals to Kenya over decision to end refugee hosting

9 May 2016

Syria camp airstrikes show shocking disregard for civilians

UNHCR denounces fatal attacks on settlements where displaced had sought safety in northern Syria which killed many and injured scores more.

6 May 2016