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UN Refugee Chief honours 'commitment and spirit' of aid workers

On the eve of World Humanitarian Day, Filippo Grandi pays tribute to humanitarians who have lost their lives helping people in need worldwide.

'I have always felt I should be a humanitarian worker'

UNHCR has nearly 11,000 staff, of whom 87 per cent are based in the field. Meet Adem Shaqiri, a field officer who works in Yemen.

South Sudanese refugees in Uganda now exceed 1 million

One million South Sudanese refugees have sought safety in Uganda since last July. Over 85 per cent are women and children.

Freed Yazidi boy joins his mother in Canada

After being held captive by armed groups in Iraq for three years, 13-year-old Emad reunites with his mother in Winnipeg with UNHCR help.

Khaled Hosseini marks one millionth South Sudanese refugee in Uganda

On a visit to Uganda, author and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador pays tribute to the country's "compassionate" refugee policy, as one millionth South Sudanese refugee crosses the border.

Saving tiny lives in Lebanon, regardless of nationality

Nonprofit Birth and Beyond provides specialist paediatric treatment, giving hope to underprivileged Lebanese and refugee families alike.

South Sudanese refugees in Uganda now exceed 1 million

One million South Sudanese refugees have sought safety in Uganda since last July, of which more than 85 per cent are women and children under the age of 18.

More urgency needed in quest for South Sudan peace – UN Refugee Chief

During a visit to Sudan, Filippo Grandi calls on warring parties, regional states and the international community to do more to end the conflict which has uprooted nearly four million people.

Ramadi and Falluja returnees weigh scale of rebuilding task

UNHCR helps with essential repairs to homes of formerly displaced Iraqis, who say their experience reveals the challenge awaiting Mosul returnees.

Hope amid the ruins as displaced Iraqis return to West Mosul

While the battle for control of Iraq's second city has been declared over, the task of rebuilding the city the lives of its inhabitants is just beginning.

Divided by conflict line, Ukrainian families struggle

As the devastating conflict in Ukraine enters its fourth year, crossing points between areas in the east of the country are tearing families apart.

Seeking alternatives for Niger's people smugglers

Niger is cracking down on smugglers, although those caught up in transporting people across the Sahara need real economic alternatives.

Refugees compete at World Athletics Championships

Five refugee athletes are racing in London, including two who made history at the Rio 2016 Games as part of the Refugee Olympic Team.

Deadly trade through Niger snares refugees and migrants

Nearly 30 per cent of those who risk all to cross the desert to Libya could qualify for international protection status once they reach Europe.

Given a helping hand, Syrian schoolgirls excel in exile

After fleeing for safety in Lebanon, sisters Taqla and Sara are making the most of the opportunity to continue their education.

Refugee team competes in World Athletics Championships

Five athletes heading from Kenya to the IAAF championships in London will be the first refugees to take part in the competition.

Literacy classes open new doors for Syrian women in Lebanon

Volunteer Fatima Al Obeid launched classes for refugee parents eager to help their children with their homework.

Given a helping hand, Syrian schoolgirls excel in exile

After fleeing Syria for safety in Lebanon, sisters Taqla and Sara are determined to make the most of the opportunity to continue their education.

Literacy classes open new doors for Syrian women in Lebanon

Volunteer Fatima Al Obeid launched classes for refugee parents in response to their desire to help their children with their homework.

Musician who fled Colombia finds his forte in Canada

Ruben Esguerra fled conflict in Colombia and found a warm welcome in Canada, where he uses music to build bridges in the community.

Myanmar's ethnic divisions are forgotten in town's busy market

Communities in Rakhine state set aside personal differences and come together to make a living.

'Welcome to Uganda'

The Kite Runner author and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Khaled Hosseini talks to refugees fleeing war-torn South Sudan.

Sky is the limit for refugee who fled Somalia

Arriving in Canada as refugee was overwhelming for Osman, but now he has found his feet and is determined to help others.