Refugees in Cameroon help build 'Great Green Wall' to combat desertification

Refugees and host communities in northern Cameroon have planted 360,000 seedlings, transforming the environment in and around Minawao refugee camp.

22 Sep 2021

Climate change fuels clashes in Cameroon that force thousands to flee

Dwindling water supplies are at the root of fighting between herders and fishermen that have driven thousands to flee both within Cameroon and into Chad.

9 Sep 2021

'Climate action should be a major focus of emergency preparedness'

UNHCR has more than 17,800 staff working around the world. This World Humanitarian Day, meet Ehsanul Hoque, who works with the environment unit in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

19 Aug 2021

Displaced Somalis and refugees struggle to recover as climate change brings new threats

Communities across Somalia are facing disaster upon disaster with little time or resources to recover in between.

17 Aug 2021

Floods bring new misery for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh camps

Thousands of people have been made homeless by flooding after monsoon rains inundated refugee sites in southern Bangladesh.

30 Jul 2021

Refugees and locals in Mauritania exchange strategies for adapting to climate change

Malian refugees living in Mauritania are applying and sharing techniques from back home to grow food and protect the environment.

17 Jun 2021

Solar cooperatives give refugees and locals in Ethiopia clean energy and livelihoods

Refugees and locals are coming together to provide affordable, green energy to their communities in Ethiopia's Somali region.

3 Jun 2021

As rainy season approaches, displaced Nigeriens receive emergency shelters

Forced to flee armed attacks in Niger's southwestern region, thousands brace themselves for torrential rains, which often result in flooding.

20 May 2021

Extreme weather leaves Ethiopian refugees vulnerable in eastern Sudan

As the rains begin in Sudan, UNHCR and partners race to shield refugees from the risk of flooding.

14 May 2021