Refugees in Europe face winter freeze

The UN Refugee Agency urges governments to do more to help and protect refugees and migrants battling freezing temperatures in Europe. BELGRADE, Serbia – Thousands of refugees and migrants are grappling with freezing conditions ...
Displaced Mosul family denounce torture

Displaced Mosul family denounce torture

Haidar and his sister doubted they would survive torture by extremists in Iraq’s second largest city. Now, with UNHCR’s help, they are confronting their experiences. By: Catherine Robinson   |  10 January 2017 DUHOK, Kurdistan Region of ...
Aleppo – a look behind the numbers

Aleppo – a look behind the numbers

Frontline humanitarian workers capture the heartache and hopes of the recently displaced in and around Aleppo. With so much attention on the numbers of people fleeing fighting, UNHCR staff and partners on the ground ...
Burning trash to keep warm in Syrian cut off town

Burning trash to keep warm in Syrian cut off town

UNHCR delivers winter clothing to residents of Qudsaya as part of a drive to provide life-saving aid to 4.6 million Syrians and Iraqis displaced across the region. QUDSAYA, Syria – Keeping a 100-square-metre apartment ...
Those Who Remain: Who is stuck in Syria?

Those Who Remain: Who is stuck in Syria?

According to UNHCR estimates, 13.5 million people (75% of the current population) are in need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria. Before the war began in 2011, Syria was considered a stable middle-income country. Literacy ...
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