Antonio Guterres

Conflict and natural disasters pushing record number of people from homes

Conflict and natural disasters are pushing an unprecedented number of people from their homes, according to the High Commissioner of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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Major 2016 appeal launched with human suffering at record levels

Human suffering has reached levels not seen since the Second World War, said the UN’s humanitarian affairs chief at the launch of a major appeal on Monday.

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Refugee crisis a “shame”, but not a “surprise”

With more than 60 million refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced persons worldwide, the head of the UN’s Refugee Agency has said the plight of the world’s displaced can no longer be ignored.

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Broken migration policies focus of international meeting

The plight of millions of migrants and refugees worldwide was the focus of a major meeting called by the UN Secretary-General on Wednesday.

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Global crises call for "quantum leap" in funding

A “quantum leap” in funding is needed to keep pace with the many humanitarian crises confronting the world, the UN’s refugee chief said Wednesday.

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Displacement of people “getting out of control in world at war”

The highest number of people displaced by conflict ever was recorded last year, according to a report issued by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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