At the UN, Special Treatment for Palestinians Shouldn't Be Automatic
For decades, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East has been the subject of controversy. Established almost 74 years ago, UNRWA is one of the oldest U.N. agencies, and among the costliest. It has continued to exist long after Jewish refugees from Arab lands—comparable in number to Palestinian refugees—were resettled and shed their refugee status.
Jason Momoa Nabs UN Post As Amber Heard's Status at Org Remains Unclear
Since her defamation trial against ex-husband Johnny Depp, UN web pages referring to Heard have quietly disappeared.
Ukraine Refugees Near 7 Million in 100 Days
The U.N. refugee agency UNHCR estimates that about 6.98 million people have left the country since Russia's invasion of Ukraine in late February.
Russia Calls Ceasefire for Evacuation of Citizens From Decimated Mariupol
Russia says it will agree to a humanitarian corridor in a region that's seen heavy fighting. While Ukraine says it has agreed, it remains skeptical.
Ukraine Refugees Encounter Chaos, Racism—and Also 'Extraordinary Humanity'
"We know that we are not even scratching the surface to meet the needs of Ukrainians," says a UN expert. Can Europe handle the 4 million refugees expected?
The Torture Continues, Say Syrian Refugees Who Returned
Inconvenient as the stories of refugees who returned and found themselves detained and tortured in Syria might be to governments eager to move on, they should not be ignored.
Which Countries Are Taking in Afghan Refugees and Which Aren't?
Many Afghans are desperately trying to flee their homeland after the Taliban quickly took control of Afghanistan earlier this month.
Kenyan Refugee Camps With Over 400K Somalis, Sudanese to Close in 2022
Kenya's announcement to close the camps came after Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta met with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi to discuss the management of refugees within the camps.
Building a Better Path for Syrian Aid
The Biden administration needs to establish with Moscow early on that the U.S. will not allow Russia to exploit the principle of state sovereignty to override international humanitarian law and put millions of Syrians and regional stability at further risk.
China's Torture of the Uyghurs Will Usher in More Islamist Terrorism
Yet another reason to be horrified by the Chinese Communist Party's treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang.
Syrian Kurdish Refugee Sets Himself on Fire Outside U.N. Building
"Given his state, it was impossible to ask him about his motive, but we imagine that it was the political situation," Geneva police spokesman Silvain Guillaume-Gentil told journalists.
My Family 'Will Kill Me,' Saudi Asylum Seeker Says
"My brothers and family and the Saudi embassy will be waiting for me in Kuwait," 18-year-old Rahaf al-Qunun warned. "They will kill me."
Angelina Jolie Hints She Could Move Into Politics
"If you asked me 20 years ago, I would've laughed. I always say I'll go where I'm needed."
Facebook Backlash May Have Killed Israel's Refugee Deal
Israel's prime minister suspended a deal with the U.N. refugee agency to resettle African asylum seekers.
Half a Million Displaced Syrians Have Returned Home
Despite thousands of "spontaneous returns" by displaced Syrians, the United Nations doesn't think the country is safe yet.
The Plight of Refugees on the Serbian Border
Serbia's closed borders policy has resulted in increasingly strenuous conditions for refugees.
Can the U.N. Halt the Rising Tide of Refugees?
Addressing the plight of refugees is less onerous than trying to end violent conflicts through more coercive means.
One in Every 113 People Forcibly Displaced, U.N. Finds
If the 65.3 million people were a single population, it would be the world's 21st largest.
UNHCR: Europe Must Set Example on Human Rights
The U.N. refugee agency tells Newsweek that concerns remain with the asylum process in Greece.
EU Insists Turkey's Migrant Returns Plan is on Track
Brussels has come under fire from the UNHCR.
Watch: 11 Videos Marking Syria's Five Years of Conflict
George and Amal Clooney meet with Syrian refugee families for the International Rescue Committee, plus videos from UNICEF, the Holocaust Museum and more.
UN says EU-Turkey Deal Violates International Law
The deal to keep more migrants in Turkey has been agreed in principle.
130,000 Migrants And Refugees Cross Med In 2016
UNHCR warns of "bottleneck" at the Greece-Macedonia border.
At least 24 Greece-Bound Refugees Drown in Sinking Boat
Nearly 400 people have drowned trying to cross from Turkey to Greece by boat this year.
Denmark Could Turn Away Refugees Who Commit Any Crime
Parliament has reached a majority in favor of refusing asylum to those who commit crimes.
Malala Re-unites with Syrian Schoolgirl Campaigner
Malala Yousafzai welcomed Syrian fellow schoolgirl-activist Muzoon Almellehan.
Refugee Numbers At Record High, Says United Nations
The latest estimates include 20.2 million refugees fleeing wars and persecution.
Canada Plans To Double Refugee Intake To 50,000
The new figure follows the government's November pledge to resettle 25,000 refugees.
UNHCR Urges Hungary to Be Mindful of 'Xenophobic' Tone
The UNHCR and Council of Europe step in after Hungary launches a national anti-refugee advertising campaign.
Report: The U.N. Is Expected to Ask for $20 Billion for Humanitarian Appeal Fund
A look at why today's U.N appeals have trebled since 2005's $5 billion.