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Colombia ceasefire throws displaced lives into focus

A ceasefire between Colombia and FARC rebels provides a moment to reflect on the hopes and dreams of nearly seven million people displaced by five decades of war.

28 Jun 2016

Refugee tribute at Glastonbury Festival

UNHCR tent that sheltered a Syrian refugee family transformed into a dress for Malian singer-songwriter Rokia Traoré

27 Jun 2016

Greek islands and capital mark World Refugee Day with sport, chess and art

24 Jun 2016

After decades in Pakistan, more Afghan refugees set to return

Pakistan wants to repatriate some of the almost 1.6 million refugees living in the country. UNHCR has set aside funds for 60,000 returnees.

23 Jun 2016

Greece clears refugees from makeshift camp

Greek police are trying to relocate a makeshift refugee camp, but not all of the refugees are happy about it. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.Source: CNN

22 Jun 2016

UNHCR warns of Iraq funding crunch as thousands flee Falluja

US$17. 5 million is urgently needed to meet the immediate needs of more than 85,000 people who have fled the embattled city in the past month.

21 Jun 2016

Live Blog: World Refugee Day kicks off amid record displacement

From Asia to the Americas, UNHCR is leading celebrations of the lives of men, women and children finding new hope after escaping danger.

20 Jun 2016

Global forced displacement hits record high

UNHCR Global Trends report finds 65.3 million people, or one person in 113, were displaced from their homes by conflict and persecution in 2015.

20 Jun 2016

UNHCR chief laments world focus shifting away from Afghanistan

Mounting world refugee crisis sees international community lose sight of Afghanistan and the plight of millions of its people.

20 Jun 2016