Rohingya

Rohingya 'still not allowed to return' to Myanmar

UNHCR head Filippo Grandi says refugees in Bangladesh in grave danger, with monsoon season beginning in March.

UN: Rohingya still not allowed to return to Myanmar

Refugees

Refugee ban in German city 'infringes human rights'

Lower Saxony decree prohibiting resettlement of recognised refugees condemned as an 'infringement of rights'.

Salzgitter ban a 'setback' for refugees in Germany

Humanitarian crises

UN launches record aid appeal of $22.2bn for 2017

Appeal comes as crises in Yemen, Iraq, Syria and South Sudan have compounded the UN's 2016 funding shortage.

UN launches record aid appeal of $22.2bn for 2017

Human Rights

A hard winter: Afghan refugees return from Pakistan

Two million more refugees are expected to return to a country mired in violence and braced for a bitter winter.

A hard winter: Afghan refugees return from Pakistan

Humanitarian crises

Migrant crisis a failure of European policy, UN says

UNHCR tells Al Jazeera a record 224,000 migrants and refugees have arrived in Europe since start of 2015.

Migrant crisis a failure of European policy, UN says

Humanitarian crises

UNHCR: Burundi crisis propels refugee exodus

Political strife in Burundi forces hundreds to flee daily to neighbouring nations days ahead of polls.

UNHCR: Burundi crisis propels refugee exodus

Poverty & Development

Sister Angelique's bakery

In DRC, Roman Catholic nun has helped more than 2,000 women overcome trauma and counter the stigma attached to rape.

Sister Angelique's bakery

Humanitarian crises

UN seeks $8bn to limit Syrian suffering

UN is asking for more than $8bn to help at least 18 million people who have been affected by raging war.

Asia Pacific

Malaysia subjects refugees to torture

Al Jazeera documents cases of abuse and mistreatment in the wake of series of raids to catch illegal immigrants.

Human Rights

Doha debate targets security and human rights

Qatar conference addresses human rights concerns as proxy wars and violence continue to proliferate within MENA region.

Doha debate targets security and human rights

Human Rights

Egypt delegation to UNHCR rejects criticism

UN body reviews Egyptian human rights situation over the past four years including new laws on the right to protest.

Egypt delegation to UNHCR rejects criticism

Human Rights

UNHCR launches campaign to end statelessness

UN says one third of about 10 million stateless people are children, who can pass statelessness to future generations.

UNHCR launches campaign to end statelessness

Human Rights

African migrants storm Spain-Morocco border

Spanish authorities say about 350 migrants tried to storm border fence into coastal enclave of Melilla.

African migrants storm Spain-Morocco border

Human Rights

Myanmar confirms controversial Rohingya plan

The plan stipulates Rohingya should register as Bengali, which implies they are illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.

Myanmar confirms controversial Rohingya plan

Politics

Israel criticised over blocking UNHRC mission

Israel denies the UN Rapporteur on human rights access to West Bank amid reports that abuses have 'sharply increased'.

Israel criticised over blocking UNHRC mission