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Hundreds suffer at Hungary-Serbia border

Hundreds of people who fled persecution at home are now living in dire conditions at a makeshift camp near Röszke on the Hungary-Serbia border.

21 Jul 2016

Flight across border achingly familiar for some South Sudan families

Despite Uganda's generous policy towards refugees, the latest influx is putting the country's resources under strain.

21 Jul 2016

Thousands flee to Uganda after South Sudan flare-up

Influx expected to continue as tension remains high across the border.

19 Jul 2016

Refugees transform walls into works of art

Project piloted by UNHCR and the Government of Iran has cleaned up a neighbourhood in one of Iran's poorest refugee communities.

19 Jul 2016

UNHCR concerned Hungary pushing asylum seekers back to Serbia

Agency worried by reports of violence and worsening conditions at Hungarian-Serbian border.

15 Jul 2016

Facebook group helps Syrian refugees navigate life in Lebanon

Since its launch in 2014, the "I am a Syrian in Lebanon" group has gained 30,000 members seeking tips on enrolling in school, reporting abuse and more.

13 Jul 2016

UNHCR viewpoint: 'Refugee' or 'migrant' - Which is right?

The two terms have distinct and different meanings, and confusing them leads to problems for both populations.

11 Jul 2016

Q&A: Growing pains vex South Sudan, five years after independence

The world's youngest nation is grappling with war, hunger and a worsening refugee crisis.

8 Jul 2016

Muted cheers mark South Sudan's fifth birthday, with millions displaced

Some are going home, but over 2.4 million South Sudanese will be far away for the fifth anniversary of independence, driven to flee by conflict, hunger and worry.

8 Jul 2016