Kenya to close world's biggest refugee camp

May 12, 2016

Kenya to close world's biggest refugee camp

The Kenyan government will close Dadaab refugee camp, which has hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees and is often referred to as the world’s largest camp, the East African country’s interior security minister said Wednesday. The decision has been condemned by domestic and international ...

May 11, 2016

Wars have displaced a record 40.8 million people, study says

The number of people internally displaced by conflicts around the world rose last year to a record 40.8 million people, a report released Wednesday showed. “This is the highest figure ever recorded and twice the number of refugees worldwide,” said Jan Egeland, head of ...

Cate Blanchett tapped as UNHCR goodwill ambassador

May 3, 2016

Cate Blanchett tapped as UNHCR goodwill ambassador

Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett said Monday she’s proud to have been named a global goodwill ambassador for the U.N. refugee agency. Filippo Grandi, the U.N. high commissioner for refugees, said the Australian actress “has already demonstrated great commitment to the cause,” having just ...