Kurdish fighters say their forces clashed with ISIS militants in Kobani, a day after Turkish lawmakers authorized military incursions against the extremist group.
More than 2,000 inmates housed there will be released over the next few months.
The majority were in Asia.
“The fact that 3 million Syrians are now refugees is just part of the picture of human suffering.”
Thousands of Yazidi walked miles to find refuge as the militant group expanded its reach.
It’s better than home, but it’s still not home.
Photojournalist Ben Taub has spent the last two summers on the Turkish-Syrian border, recording the lives of civilians caught up in the conflict in Syria. Contains graphic images.
Horror on the high seas. High Court steps in.
Today is World Refugee Day. Almost half of the world’s refugees are children.
There are now 51.2 million refugees and displaced people across the world, more than at any time since the Second World War. For World Refugee Day, the International Rescue Committee’s Peter Biro shares his photos of uprooted people.
At a clinic in northern Jordan, Syrian women try to move forward with their lives. “To be a refugee, especially a female refugee, is to be vulnerable to a very different type of trauma and violence than other people.”
There are over 200,000 Syrian refugees in Iraq — and the numbers are rising each day.
British author Neil Gaiman heard heartbreaking stories from Syrians entering the new Azraq refugee camp in Jordan.
The pictures were taken at the Za’atari camp in Jordan.
“We are more prepared than with Zaatari. But it won’t be easy at the beginning, that’s for sure.”
Choose your own terrifying adventure.
Here is a graphic by UNICEF describing how.
These people are ashamed to be Australian. And they’re sorry.
On Sunday night, thousands of people around Australia held candlelit vigils to protest the inhumane treatment of asylum seekers. The photos will give you goosebumps.
The family was reunited by U.N. workers in Jordan. Update: The child was only a few feet away from his family, according to an UNHCR press officer who was on the scene.
At a refugee camp in Juba, South Sudan, men refuse to leave as violence sweeps through the nation.
Israel arrests around 150 African migrants who were protesting a new law cracking down on migration.
As the Middle East prepares for one of its worst storms in years, millions of Syrian refugees are left out in the cold.
Striking images from Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley.
The border town of Akcakale is now home to thousands of Syrian refugees, a fraction of the 2.2 million people the U.N. estimates have fled since the conflict began. These photos show how they live.
Immigration Equality’s LGBT Asylum Program represents LGBT individuals fleeing Russia, Uganda, and countless other countries.
The number of Syrian children forced to flee their country as refugees has now reached 1 million, according to the U.N. Refugee Agency.