Filippo Grandi

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UN high commissioner for refugees Filippo Grandi speaks to  Simon Carswell in Dublin this week. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Record numbers of refugees – and the forced mass movement of many more from conflict, poverty, disease and climate change – have made the planet a mor(...)

The UN’s refugee agency wants to resettle 2,500 refugees and migrants, currently in Libya, this year, a small percentage of those asking for it. Photograph: Zoubei Souissi/Reuters

Refugees in Libya who were told this week they are to be given passage to Italy have expressed concern for those left behind in detention centres. On(...)

The number of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe from the Mediterranean was the lowest in five years in 2018. Photograph:  Federico Scoppa/AFP/Getty Images

An average of six people died each day trying to cross the Mediterranean in 2018, according to new figures released by the UN refugee agency, the UNHC(...)

Migrants aboard the Aquarius rescue ship run by non-governmental organisations  SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres. Photograph: Maud Veith/AFP/Getty Images

One in five migrants died or disappeared trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Libya in September, the highest proportion of deaths recorded on t(...)

Filippo Grandi,  the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees: crises in South Sudan and Congo, and the exodus of Muslim Rohingya, raised forced displacements in 2017 to 68.5 million. Photograph: Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty

Nearly 69 million people who had fled war, violence and persecution were forcibly displaced last year, the UN refugee agency said, a record for the fi(...)

Sudanese forces fighting alongside the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen gather near the outskirts of the western port city of Hodeidah on Tuesday. Photograph: Najeeb Almahboobi/EPA

A Saudi-led alliance of Arab states launched an attack on Yemen’s main port city on Wednesday in the largest battle of the war, aiming to bring the r(...)

Ugandan teacher Akwii Mary Goretti, speaking to students in Trinity Comprehensive School, Ballymun, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One teacher for every 100 students. That’s the reality for Mary Goretti, a secondary school teacher from Uganda who works in a refugee camp. But tha(...)

 Women from of the Rohingya community pose for a photograph last Friday in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Photograph:   Allison Joyce/Getty Images

The UN refugee agency and other groups have urged a rethink of the plan to send Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar amid fears of forced repatriations a(...)

Rohingya refugee children carry supplies through Balukhali refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, October 23, 2017. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Bangladesh called on Myanmar on Monday to allow nearly a million Rohingya Muslim refugees to return home under safe conditions, saying that the burde(...)

President Donald Trump walks in a corridor of the White House on Tuesday to greet visitors, while a portrait of Hillary Clinton hangs on the wall. Photograph: Aude Guerrucci/Getty Images

The United Nations has criticised US president Donald Trump’s revised executive order temporarily halting immigration from six Muslim-majority countri(...)

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