The 1 million+ refugees who fled to Greece in 2015-2016 included some 3,600 unaccompanied minors.   Reception and identification centers—mostly ramshackle, overcrowded camps—strained to provide food, shelter and medical care. Few were prepared to address the emotional and…

Yesterday marked a quarter century since the Rwandan genocide that saw nearly 1 million people slaughtered in less than 4 months, The New Humanitarian reports.

The UNHCR’s new vision to “help refugees thrive, not just survive” requires dismantling harmful narratives and shifting public perceptions of refugees. Refugee issues are a “hotbed of populist rhetoric, fear and misinformation,” says chief spokesperson Melissa Fleming,…

Kilis—a Turkish border city whose population doubled with the arrival of Syrian refugees—is giving away thousands of bicycles to children. Recipients must maintain good grades, pledge to cycle for at least 1 hour a day and convince a relative to quit smoking. The bikes are…

3 million people have fled crisis-ridden Venezuela amid dire food and medicine shortages and a decimated economy, according to the UN refugee agency. Import cuts and slashed domestic production have stripped Venezuelans' access to basic health care and nutrition. In 2017,…

In 1991, 6-year-old Jacob Atem’s South Sudanese village was attacked by Northern rebels. Atem and other surviving “Lost Boys” walked some 2,000 miles before reaching a refugee camp, suffering malnutrition, dehydration and injury. More than 10,000 children died en route.

In Bangladesh’s Rohingya refugee camps, religious teachers and spirit healers are helping to fill the massive gap in mental health services. 900,000 Rohingya now live in these camps, arriving with traumatic tales of Burmese soldiers slaughtering thousands. But only half of…

Migrants and asylum seekers arriving in northern Greece, fleeing countries like Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, are subject to “appalling reception and detention conditions,” Human Rights Watch reported today. Under national and European law, Greece is obliged to treat asylum…

For the first time since the adoption of the US Refugee Act in 1980, the US resettled fewer refugees in 2017 than the rest of the world, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of new data from UNHCR.  

In the wee hours this morning, EU leaders reached an agreement outlining a strategy to cope with a migration crisis that could dictate “the fate of the E.U.,” according to German chancellor Angela Merkel. As the summit continues today, many details are yet to be ironed out…