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“I wanted to cry inside”: Syrian refugees tell of relief reaching Greece

Syrian refugees have been speaking of their relief at reaching Greece safely with their families.

One villager, who fled Aleppo and arrived on the island of Lesbos thanks to the Greek coastguard, told the UN he “wanted to cry inside….from happiness.”

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Refugee crisis needs young people to “make a difference”

Young people will be the ones to “make a difference” in humanitarian crises if they can demonstrate motivation and dedication.

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UN and Africa: focus on Boutros-Ghali, Burundian refugees and Lesotho's economy

The death of Boutros-Ghali marks “the passing of an era” a former UN spokesperson says

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Rwanda pledges not to close its borders, expel Burundian refugees

Rwanda has pledged not to close its borders or forcibly repatriate Burundian refugees, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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