Insecurity and COVID-19 fuel refugee mental health concerns in Libya
The pandemic and recent security crackdowns have taken a high toll on the mental health of refugees and asylum-seekers, but UNHCR programmes are helping to make a difference.
Repaired Benghazi home brings comfort after loss and displacement
Rehabilitation scheme helps people return home and rebuild their lives in Benghazi, which hosts the largest number of returnees and families displaced by conflict in eastern Libya.
The Nobel laureate who tackles themes of displacement, history and home
Abdulrazak Gurnah reflects on the isolation and hostility he had to face as a young man – and argues in favour of more humane attitudes towards refugees and asylum seekers.
A refugee and advocate reflects on being a Black woman in the US
After fleeing conflict in Liberia as a child, Lourena Gboeah describes during Black History Month how she now draws on her own experiences in her career as a leading refugee advocate.
Refugee women scale Atlas mountain to tackle gender violence
An all-female group including 13 refugees from six countries set out to climb Mount Toubkal – Morocco's highest peak – to highlight the struggle to end violence against women.
Libya: First evacuation flight to Niger in over a year brings 172 asylum-seekers to safety
UNHCR calls on Libya to urgently develop plan for asylum seekers and refugees, welcomes authorization to restart evacuations
UNHCR appeals for end to arrests of asylum seekers in Libya, calls for urgent resumption of humanitarian flights
This statement is attributable to Ayman Gharaibeh, Director of UNHCR's Regional Bureau for the Middle East and North Africa
A decade on, Syrian refugees mired in 'silent war' for survival
As the Syria crisis reaches the 10-year mark, millions of refugees face unprecedented hardship due to rising poverty, lack of opportunity and the impact of COVID-19.