Filippo Grandi says refugees who live in a precarious situation are likely to be among the first to suffer, if the pandemic causes a global recession.
The UN agency has been accused of being a “fig leaf” for the policy of externalisation of EU borders; critics argue that UNHCR action is Libya is uneffective. We asked migrants held in detention centres their opinion.
The UN refugee agency has determined that a Saudi woman who fled her family and refused to leave a Bangkok hotel room is a legitimate refugee, and has asked Australia to consider resettling her.
Trump's latest move to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council is just one more potentially isolating move.
Activists say police and soldiers opened fire as refugees protested plans to send them home
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