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.

13 Dec 2021

Libya: First evacuation flight to Niger in over a year brings 172 asylum-seekers to safety

5 Nov 2021

UNHCR calls on Libya to urgently develop plan for asylum seekers and refugees, welcomes authorization to restart evacuations

22 Oct 2021

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

8 Oct 2021

Serbian human rights lawyer fights for the rights of refugees and asylum-seekers

UNHCR has named Nikola Kovačević the UNHCR Regional Nansen Refugee Award winner for Europe for his dedication to providing legal assistance to refugees and asylum-seekers in Serbia.

29 Sep 2021

UNHCR and IOM shocked and dismayed by deaths near Belarus-Poland border

21 Sep 2021

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.

12 Mar 2021

A shell blast, and an asylum seeker's life changed forever

After sustaining life-changing injuries during clashes in Libya, Sudanese asylum seeker Mohamed is adapting to disability with support from UNHCR and its partner.

27 Jan 2021

UNHCR concerned about thousands of Central Africans fleeing election violence

8 Jan 2021