Stories

Ethiopian families struggle to survive amid record drought

UNHCR is supporting local authorities in the Somali Region of Ethiopia to provide urgent aid to thousands forced to leave in search of water during worst drought for 40 years.

28 Jun 2022

Yazidi women box their way to recovery

A boxing project implemented by an NGO Innovation Award winner is empowering displaced Yazidi women and girls in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

23 Jun 2022

'I just can't stand aside if I know that I can help'

Disability rights activist Tetiana Barantsova escaped the war in Ukraine in a wheelchair. Now she's helping others with disabilities to do the same.

22 Jun 2022

Live blog 2022: World Refugee Day events held as displacement tops 100 million

20 Jun 2022

UNHCR's Grandi joins Ivorian refugees on the last leg of their journey home

With peace and stability in Côte D'Ivoire, refugee status for Ivorians is coming to an end. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees joined a group returning home from Liberia.

19 Jun 2022

'When you open your home, you open your heart'

Iryna Morykvas reflects on how fleeing Ukraine with her son changed her perspective on love, peace and safety – and inspired her to design this year's World Refugee Day emoji.

19 Jun 2022

Forced displacement hit record high in 2021 with too few able to go home

The number of people forced to flee violence, war and persecution, is outpacing the available solutions.

16 Jun 2022

'I believe we can make change happen. We just need to do the work.'

In his new memoir, 'Asylum,' Nigerian refugee and LGBTIQ+ activist Edafe Okporo writes that even detention and discrimination didn't shake his faith in America.

14 Jun 2022

Australian Citizenship Ceremony Speech by Adrian Edwards

14 Jun 2022