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An international aid convoy has been hit by an air strike while delivering aid to 78,000 people in the hard-to-reach town of Urm al-Kubra in Syria.
UN refugee agency rewards Hellenic Rescue Team and psychologist Efi Latsoudi, who helped thousands of migrants reaching Greece.
Iraqi forces meet resistance in an operation to re-take the town of Qayyarah as they move ever closer towards the ISIL stronghold of Mosul
Refugees in Kenya who have fled the fighting in South Sudan are being given a chance to become self sufficient under a new initiative from the government and the UNHCR.
The Mediterranean has seen its most deadly week of 2016 with more than 880 migrants believed to have drowned in shipwrecks off the Libyan…
Born stateless, nowhere they can truely call home. Fifty thousand Syrians have been born without papers in Lebanon according to the United Nations
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie, who is also a UN special envoy, visited an office of the UNHCR at the port of Piraeus in Greece, where an estimated
In this week’s edition of Europe Weekly: Rights groups and MEPs criticise a tenative deal between the EU and Turkey on migration; refugees find their
The United Nations and Amnesty International have raised concerns that the EU’s proposed migration deal with Turkey could be illegal. They are
United Nations High Commission for Refugees says it has deep concerns about the EU’s proposed agreement to solve its migrant crisis. The agency
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees has warned Europe is on the cusp of a largely self-induced humanitarian crisis. Much of the evidence
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, on Wednesday criticised the lack of solidarity across in Europe in addressing the
Just hours before EU leaders meet in Brussels to discuss migration, Athens announced the opening on Wednesday of four migrant reception centres on
As migrants continue to brave winter weather to reach Europe and the focus turns to Turkey to help stem the flow, euronews has spoken to the UN High
Nearly two million Syrian refugees have settled in Lebanon. As another harsh winter sets in, many people struggle to keep their tents warm enough for
Hungary must stop fueling fear, intolerance and xenophobia towards migrants, says the UN’s refugee agency. UNHCR, in a joint statement with two other
An indication of just how desperate some people are to get to Europe is that it is now December, when a sea crossing in an open boat is extremely
The number of migrants and refugees reaching Europe has dropped, according to the United Nations refugee agency. UNHCR says an estimated 140,000
From an early stage in the Syrian war, Jordan has been a refuge for people fleeing the ever-intensifying fighting. By now, some 1.4 million of
Heading north: migrants enter the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia as it opens its southern border to 300 people, every two hours.
Crisis-rocked Greece has overtaken Italy as the main maritime gateway for migrants trying to reach Europe, new figures have revealed. The UN’s
Ukraine has problems of its own to contend with. But the country is still managing to shelter refugees – from far-flung war-torn places as well as
UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie has spent World Refugee Day 2015 visiting the country with the highest number of refugees in the world. It is the
Hundreds of boatpeople have been rescued off the coast of Indonesia after being stranded at sea for more than 40 days. Myanmar is said to have
Clashes continued in Yemen on Saturday (May 16) between Houthi rebels and fighters loyal to the country’s exiled president despite a five-day truce
Djibouti has long been a transit point for migrants on the move from Africa to the Arabian Peninsula and beyond. Since the intensification of
The United Nations’ refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Saturday it had not received a formal request from Kenya to remove a huge refugee camp housing
The United Nations is sounding the alarm over the “desperate” plight of civilians trapped amid fierce fighting in the largely Palestinian Yarmouk
New data ‘makes a mockery’ of claims Italy’s Mediterranean rescue operation was attracting African migrants to Europe, say campaigners. Nearly