Wars in Syria and Iraq drive highest asylum numbers in 22 years
Wars in Syria and Iraq, armed conflicts and human rights violations pushed the number of asylum applications in industrialized countries to a 22-year high last year, according to a UNHCR report released today. ...read more
As the Syrian conflict enters its fifth year, millions of refugees in neighbouring countries and those displaced within the country are caught in alarmingly deteriorating conditions.
For the 610,000 Ukrainians adrift within their own borders, the pain of fleeing homes under shelling has been eased by the astonishing altruism of fellow Ukrainians.
Wars in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere caused 5.5 million people to become refugees or internally displaced in the first half of 2014 ...
So far this year, nearly 200,000 people have entered the European Union (EU) through irregular routes - many undertaking life-threatening journeys across the Mediterranean. At the fringes of the EU recently, on either side of the border between Hungary and Serbia, several Afghans and Syrians explained […]
A day in the life of Zia Karimi, a young Afghan refugee living in Hungary. Zia fled persecution and violence in Afghanistan as a teenager. Now he is a trainee chef in a top Budapest hotel with his own family and a career plan.
The effect of Hungary’s momentous decision was freedom for tens of thousands of East Germans.
What is the current situation for refugees and asylum-seekers in Bulgaria? Find out.
How can we measure refugee integration? And how integration programmes in Bulgaria, Poland, Romania and Slovakia fare?
Why are some asylum-seekers more vulnerable than others? What special care do they need? And is your country giving it to them? Find out.
UNHCR's new position paper on the current situation of asylum and returns to Bulgaria under the EU's Dublin regulation.
Read the latest news about UNHCR’s activities in Bulgaria.
Read our comments, concerns and recommendations on the planned changes here.
Photo essay on the daily tribulations of life in the overcrowded camp, home to over a thousand people, including 300 children in dire living conditions.
After five lost years, a bittersweet reunion in Budapest gives renewed hope to one Afghan family.
Read our latest research on homelessness and access to housing among asylum-seekers and refugees across Central Europe.
Photo essay from Bulgaria on homeless asylum-seekers and refugees who traded oppression for destitution on the streets of a country that is a home only in name.
Wrestle with the dilemmas facing millions of refugees on UNHCR's brand new app.