Stories

As South Sudan turns nine, its people remain committed to peace

Despite fears of an uncertain future, citizens of the world's youngest nation cling to the hope of a peaceful South Sudan.

9 Jul 2020

Refugees deliver mental health services to locked down camps in Iraq

Trained community workers – many of them refugees themselves – are providing vital mental health support during the COVID-19 outbreak in northern Iraq.

8 Jul 2020

Netflix releases Stateless, a new drama series produced by Cate Blanchett

Stateless, a powerful new show co-created and produced by the actor, director and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, explores what it means to lose your home, country and identity.

8 Jul 2020

Living amid ruins, Afghans get help to build shelters

Afghanistan's shortage of decent and affordable housing is one of the biggest challenges facing millions of displaced and returning refugees. A new project is offering some a solution.

3 Jul 2020

Uganda opens border to thousands fleeing Congo violence

Country lifts COVID-19 closure to admit refugees escaping escalating violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

1 Jul 2020

Refugees and their host communities in India hard hit by coronavirus lockdown

Life was already a struggle for many of the 40,276 refugees registered with UNHCR in India, but the coronavirus pandemic has made their survival even more precarious.

1 Jul 2020

Enhanced support for Syria refugees vital amid COVID-19 pandemic - UNHCR chief

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi tells donors enhanced support is needed to prevent refugees and their hosts from slipping "deeper into poverty and despair."

30 Jun 2020

Economic misery engulfs Syrian refugees and their hosts

In Lebanon, the capacity of local community and Syrian refugees to provide mutual support is being stretched to breaking point by economic turmoil and the COVID-19 crisis.

29 Jun 2020

A world with high expectations and no choice but to act

26 Jun 2020