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  • Serbia: Overstretched Borders

    ###YOUTUBEVIDEO###As Hungary builds a fence on its border with Serbia, the situation at the border between the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Greece is increasingly precarious. Refugees in Serbia on their way to Hungry fear the tighter mea...

  • UNHCR chief Guterres stresses need to fight human trafficking, protect victims

    © UNHCR/A. LechatUN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres (right) greets French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (left).GENEVA, UNHCR ? The UN refugee agency head António Guterres on Wednesday reiterated the need ...

  • Greater support in countries of first asylum needed to stem refugee outflows

    © UNHCR/Bryan DentonA Syrian refugee walks over a bridge of rubbish and sewage which is choking a canal that abuts a settlement of Syrian refugees living on rented land in the fields outside of Zahle, Lebanon.GENEVA, UNHCR? To help prevent more ...

  • UNHCR viewpoint: 'Refugee' or 'migrant' - Which is right?

    © UNHCR/Andrew McConnellSyrian refugees Aya, 8, and Layth, 6, from Aleppo, pictured with their mother, Fatima (not real name) at a train station in Slanishte, Macedonia, on the border with Serbia.GENEVA, UNHCR ? With almost 60 million people for...

  • UNHCR facilitates the return of 51,000 Afghans refugees from Pakistan

    © UNHCR/S. RichReturning Afghan refugees pose for one last memorable photo at the UNHCR Voluntary Repatriation Centre in Peshawar, Pakistan.ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, UNHCR ? Ghulam Sakhi, 45, had mixed feelings about going back to Afghanistan after 2...

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