Boko Haram raids in Niger force 50,000 to flee: UNHCR

Jun 8, 2016

Boko Haram raids in Niger force 50,000 to flee: UNHCR

More than 50,000 people have been forced to flee their homes in southeastern Niger after a series of attacks by Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, the United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday. Attacks by the Nigeria-based fighters on Friday, Sunday and Monday on the ...

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 ...