Stories

Asylum-seekers tell of relief as they leave Libya for Rwanda

As life-saving evacuation flights to Rwanda resume after nearly a year-long hiatus due to COVID-19, vulnerable asylum seekers put their ordeals in Libya behind them.

20 Nov 2020

'Leave no one behind' in national health plans - UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Operations

Addressing this year's High Commissioner's Dialogue on Protection, Raouf Mazou shines a spotlight on the need for inclusion when it comes to health policies.

19 Nov 2020

'It was a very emotional moment … I felt that now I definitely exist'

After a lifetime of statelessness, Linda finally gained Russian citizenship in 2018. But hundreds of thousands of others across Europe still struggle to attain that basic right.

18 Nov 2020

Aid urgently needed for Ethiopians streaming into Sudan

Over 27,000 Ethiopians have fled ongoing fighting in the Tigray region for safety in Sudan. Food, shelter and medicine are among urgent requirements.

17 Nov 2020

Proud camels and peaceful doves: gifts with meaning

UNHCR's online marketplace, MADE51, offers ornaments handmade by refugee artisans

17 Nov 2020

'I want all Shona women to see that they can be anything they want'

Over 18,000 stateless people in Kenya struggle to access basic services as they lack official identity documents. A young woman has made history as the first stateless Shona woman to make it to university.

11 Nov 2020

Cash aid brings relief to Libyan families uprooted by clashes

After fighting in Tripoli twice drove Hanan and her children from their homes, they finally found refuge in an unfinished building before receiving financial help from UNHCR.

5 Nov 2020

Space, shelter and scarce resources - coping with COVID-19

As the pandemic surges, data visualization shows how displaced people have to contend with extreme overcrowding and limited access to basics such as soap and water.

4 Nov 2020

'Give us a seat at the table and we'll change the world'

At the High Commissioner's Dialogue on Protection Challenges, participants say those who are forcibly displaced are eager and qualified to help rebuild communities devastated by COVID-19.

22 Oct 2020