Billions of dollars and tens of thousands of resettlement places were pledged, but growing pressure for returns loomed over the gathering.
Representatives from around the world gathered this week in Geneva to find ways to improve the response. Here’s a collection of our recent reporting.
Aid workers and the government are struggling to adapt and keep up with the fast-evolving crisis, as access to communities in need shrinks fast.
Maurer opens up on the behaviour of states, ICRC’s “structural problem” with women in management, and use of the word “Rohingya”.
Tap local knowledge, avoid jargon, and above all act now: the message from a rare forum combining the scientific and aid sectors.
Aid organisations are sounding the alarm as the driest year in decades and an economy in freefall leave millions without food or basic services
The humanitarian sector has a trust problem.
Critics said the planned shift would have amounted to a capitulation to the Syrian government.
Bangladesh has ordered an end to refugee cash-for-work programmes. Some say it’s a sign of growing government pressure on both refugees and aid groups.
From Tanzania to Lebanon, from Bangladesh to Mexico, from Kenya to Turkey, from Uganda to Pakistan, the pressure to return is growing.
In June, donors pledged $1.2 billion to help the country rebuild and recover. With the rainy season underway, residents are still waiting for help.
A resolution that facilitates cross-border UN aid to Syrians outside government control is facing trouble in the UN Security Council.
Will the 2,000 invitees at the UN’s new refugee event this week take on the difficult issues – from the EU's role in returns to Libya to Australia's offshore processing?
Governments reached consensus in the end, but at what cost? Behind the scenes of the deliberations of the world’s largest humanitarian movement.
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COP25 saw little progress on new climate funding, but states can push forward on reducing risks and quantifying future disaster damage.
Abiy’s successes on the international stage have done little to help him combat his problems at home – from ethnic violence to a struggling economy.
Hear a correspondent’s reflections on how a genocide unfolds, and why it’s important to ‘humanise’ the stories of people in emergencies.
Some 10 million Afghans need aid, but local and foreign humanitarians find themselves at risk, on multiple fronts, in a volatile war.
As hopes rise that an end to Congo’s deadliest ever outbreak is within sight, more resources are needed to rebuild shattered lives and minds.