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Poorer countries host most of the forcibly displaced - report

According to a new UNHCR study, most of the 3.2 million who were driven from their homes in the first half of 2016 found shelter in low or middle income countries.

27 Feb 2017

U.S. move offers bittersweet hope to struggling Syrian family

Father of three from Homs says resettlement from Jordan to U.S. will provide a future for his children, despite pain of leaving loved ones behind.

24 Feb 2017

UNHCR outlines way forward on Nigeria displacement

At a conference in Oslo, the UN Refugee Agency presents steps to ensure protection, access and lasting solutions for displaced Nigerians returning home.

24 Feb 2017

After displacement by Boko Haram, life remains a challenge

An international conference in Oslo draws attention to the plight of millions of people driven from their homes across Nigeria and the Lake Chad region by insurgency.

23 Feb 2017

UNHCR readies for fresh Mosul exodus as battle moves west

Displaced Iraqis voice fears for relatives trapped in west of the city, as UNHCR prepares for movement of up to a quarter of a million people.

21 Feb 2017

Funding crunch exacerbates Yemen 'catastrophe'

Deaths through famine and lack of medical attention in the country are being aggravated as UN Refugee Agency relief operations are just one per cent funded.

17 Feb 2017

A Syrian family's dream of a new life restored

The Moeins were among hundreds of Syrian refugees whose lives were put on hold after an executive order, since stayed, suspended U.S. resettlement.

16 Feb 2017

Fleeing west Mosul by boat to the shelter of a UNHCR camp

Families risk their lives to escape an extremist-held area of Iraq's second-largest city, as UNHCR prepares for fresh exodus.

9 Feb 2017

Syrian refugee couple find new hope and freedom through art

An exhibition of drawings by artists Shergo Musa and Nazli Abdou in Skopje portrays the experiences, hopes and fears of their family and fellow refugees.

8 Feb 2017