Around 300 Afghan refugees in New Delhi shout slogans demanding human rights and resettlement by UN Agencies. The refugees say most of them have not received any help from the UN agencies in India. "We have nothing, no future, no education," says a 14-year-old Afghan refugee in India.
Tens of thousands of people from Central African Republic have fled violence that followed a December election to neighboring countries. The United Nations says conditions are "very bad" for many living in remote areas.
Nearly half of those fleeing crossed over into the Democratic Republic of Congo. The national army has been battling rebels since a presidential vote took place in December.
More than two million people have been forced to flee their homes within their own countries' borders owing to violence engulfing Africa's Sahel region, according to the United Nations. The humanitarian response is "dangerously overstretched" in an area covering parts of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali and Niger, said UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.
21 Jun 2019
Refugees are displaced persons who have been forced to cross national boundaries and who cannot return home safely. Such a person may be called an asylum seeker until granted refugee status by the contracting state or the UNHCR if they formally make a claim for asylum. Now, the numbers and refugee camps are growing all over the world with millions of people living in extreme poverty.
19 Jun 2019
For the first time ever, the number of displaced people reached 70.8 million at the end of 2018, according to the UNHCR. The agency's chief warned against a hostile climate for refugees, but Germany came in for praise.
12 Jun 2019
UNHCR special envoy and actress Angelina Jolie visited refugees in camps along the Colombian-Venezuelan border as the U.N. announced four million Venezuelans have fled the country.
18 Apr 2019
1.8 Million displaced persons in Nigeria - UNHCR
9 Nov 2018
A caravan of Central American migrants heading towards the US has reached Mexico City. The UNHCR estimates that around 20 per cent are now considering finishing their perilous journey and applying for asylum in Mexico.
21 Feb 2018
Cross River govt., UNHCR, UNFPA and WHO visit Southern Cameroonian refugees in camp.
14 Feb 2018
UNHCR says latest incident brings a total number of people dead or missing since the start of the year to more than a thousand.
10 May 2017
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, on Wednesday, commended the Nigerian government over the rescue of the 82 adopted Chibok schoolgirls.