Rise with Refugees: Responding to an Urgent and Accelerating Global Crisis In collaboration with Global Health NOW from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Stanford Refugee Research Project is convening UN leaders and other experts to explore how to…

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,…

Has the world stepped up to respond the plight of refugees since 3-year-old Alan Kurdi died and washed up on a Turkish beach as his family tried to reach safety?

In Bangladesh, aid groups and authorities are poised to request over $900 million to support sprawling Rohingya refugee camps. These “city sized” settlements are now home to almost a million refugees, who fled a violent military crackdown in Burma in August 2017. Myanmar’s…

The idyllic Micronesian island of Kiribati, next door to French Polynesia (Tahiti) and boasting one of the largest marine sanctuaries in the world, is a tropical paradise. It’s hard to believe that its people are expected to become some of the world’s first climate change…

Many refugees and migrants are generally healthy, but the trying transition to receiving countries ups their risk of illnesses—both communicable and noncommunicable, according to a report released yesterday by the WHO Regional Office for Europe.

Syrian refugees are wading through snow and freezing water after Storm Norma hit Lebanon on January 6, slamming hundreds of makeshift settlements, Al Jazeera reported. An 8-year-old Syrian girl died after being swept away by floodwaters.

Earlier this week, the US—with just Hungary for company—opposed the adoption of a new UN pact to strengthen international cooperation on large movements of refugees.  

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…

A peaceful march by migrants on the US-Mexico border yesterday turned chaotic after US agents fired tear gas to push back migrants who tried to breach the border.   Mexico responded by arresting 39 people, and pledged to deport those who attempted to enter the US "violently…