A young woman flees with her child from Kibati. © UNHCR/P.Taggart

UNHCR backs calls for ceasefire in DR Congo as concern mounts
Saturday, 08 Nov. 2008
UNHCR backs mounting calls for a halt to fighting in Democratic Republic of the Congo amid concerns over tens of thousands of displaced civilians.

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Pictorial history of UNHCR

More than 50 turbulent years in pictures – UNHCR's role in refugee crises and the struggle for survival of one of the world's most vulnerable groups.

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Plug in to refugee experiences through photo galleries, web videos and downloadable screensavers for your PC. Updated regularly.

Gallery of Prominent Refugees

Featuring refugees or former refugees who have achieved special status within a community because of their achievements, or because they have overcome hardship to build a new life.

The 1951 Refugee Convention

The Geneva Refugee Convention is more than 50 years old. It has been instrumental in helping an estimated 50 million people restart their lives, but today is surrounded by controversy.

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Refugee Realities

UNHCR is mapping the real state of the world's refugees and people of concern through a Global Needs Assessment.

Video: Angelina Jolie visits UNHCR operation in Afghanistan

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie appeals for more support for Afghan refugee returnees. This 14MB video is intended for Broadband users and requires the Flash Player.

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Asylum & Migration

Mixed in among the tens of thousands of people risking life and limb in search of a better life, are refugees and asylum seekers fleeing from persecution and fear.


Doing nothing is doing harm. Join UNHCR's global effort to provide healthy and safe educational opportunities for nine million refugee children by 2010.

Doing Business with UNHCR

UNHCR procures goods and services for projects worldwide. Find out how your business can work with us.

Interactive RefScout

Visualize the 2007 population statistics in the form of interactive maps, graphs and tables by regions and countries.