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Gambians seek refuge in Senegal amid political tension

Several thousand Gambians have crossed to Senegal in the last 10 days to escape growing tension over the results of last month's presidential election.

13 Jan 2017

UNHCR calls for help for refugees facing European winter freeze

The UN Refugee Agency urges governments to do more to help and protect refugees and migrants battling freezing temperatures in Europe.

13 Jan 2017

Guatemala volunteer helps families fleeing street gangs

Bordertown mechanic gives spare room over to men, women and children fleeing violence in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

12 Jan 2017

I am Yusra. I am a refugee and I'm proud to stand for peace

Yusra Mardini inspired displaced people all over the world when she swam at the Olympic Games. Now she is working on new goals.

11 Jan 2017

Bottled sand builds better homes for Sahrawi refugees

In the remote desert of southwest Algeria, a young Sahrawi refugee is filling discarded bottles with sand to build shelters that better withstand the harsh climate.

11 Jan 2017

Displaced Mosul family denounce torture

Haidar and his sister doubted they would survive torture by extremists in Iraq's second largest city. Now, with UNHCR's help, they are confronting their experiences.

10 Jan 2017

'Growing hopelessness' grips 'forgotten' Somali refugees, warns UNHCR

UNHCR Special Envoy Mohamed Abdi Affey says nearly one million displaced Somalis face growing desperation as donors become fatigued.

9 Jan 2017

Amid the ruins of Aleppo, UNHCR sees signs of hope

The agency's representative in Syria says 261,000 residents have received winter aid, but needs persist as many shelter in damaged buildings and informal camps.

4 Jan 2017

Q&A: Far from being traumatized, most refugees are 'surprisingly resilient'

The words 'trauma' or 'traumatized' are often used to describe refugees, but UNHCR's Senior Mental Health Officer Pieter Ventevogel says most in fact cope with adversity.

3 Jan 2017