Our photo library in Geneva is the world's largest collection of refugee-related photos covering nearly all of the major displacements of the last 60 years. These images provide a comprehensive portrait of the lives of refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced people and the stateless in all corners of the globe, as well as the work of thousands of UN staff who have helped them. Most photos are showcased here and on Flickr. We offer the use of our photos free to the media - please just remember to credit us!
Syrians stream from their war-torn country into Iraq’s Kurdistan region
Added 19 Aug 2013
Thousands of Syrians streamed across a bridge over the Tigris River and into Iraq’s Kurdistan region on Thursday, August 15th. UNHCR Field Officer, Galiya Gubaeva, was on the ground with her camera.
All photos: ©UNHCR / G.Gubaeva
Emergency food distribution South Sudan’s Jonglei state
Added 19 Aug 2013
Humanitarian organisations in South Sudan are working to deliver emergency assistance to some of the tens of thousands of people displaced by armed conflict in Jonglei state. Most of those uprooted have fled into the bush or have walked for days to reach villages away from the fighting. Others have journeyed even greater distances to find sanctuary in the neighbouring countries of Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda. Gaining access to those affected in an insecure and isolated area has been a significant challenge for aid workers. Since mid-July, an airlift has been providing food supplies to families living in two previously inaccessible villages and where humanitarian agencies have established temporary bases. As part of the “cluster approach” to humanitarian emergencies, which brings together partners working in the same response sector, UNHCR is leading the protection cluster to ensure the needs of vulnerable individuals among the displaced are addressed.
©UNHCR/M. Ferrante - 1 and 3
©UNHCR/T. Irwin - 2,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12,13,14 and 15
©UNHCR - 8
The Most Important Thing - UNHCR UK
Added 08 Aug 2013
Refugees can be forced to flee their home in a moment's notice. There is often little, or no time, to take any belongings with you. We've been asking people across the world to put themselves in the shoes of a refugee, and tell us what one item they would take if they were forced to flee.
Here are items the people at UNHCR UK chose. For more #1thing galleries, take a look at our Pinterest board.
Send us a photo of the 1 Thing you would take, either on Facebook or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll include your contribution in our UK gallery!