Refugee Paralympians leave legacy of hope as Tokyo Games conclude

After competing with pride and receiving an outpouring of support in Japan and beyond, the Refugee Paralympic Team showed the power of inclusion for displaced people with disabilities.

5 Sep 2021

Refugee athletes blaze a trail for disability inclusion through sport

UNHCR disability inclusion specialist Ricardo Pla Cordero explains how the agency's support for the Refugee Paralympic Team fits into its wider work on behalf of refugees with disabilities.

31 Aug 2021

Refugee Para athletes relish chance to compete at global level

Six refugee athletes lead the parade at the Tokyo Paralympics Opening Ceremony, sending a powerful message to the 12 million forcibly displaced people living with disabilities.

24 Aug 2021

UNHCR celebrates trailblazing team of refugee Para athletes at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

23 Aug 2021

With origami cranes and online posts, fans cheer on Refugee Olympians

From students across Japan to refugees in camps in East Africa, the Refugee Olympic Team has experienced an outpouring of support despite the lack of crowds in Tokyo.

7 Aug 2021

Six athletes to make up Refugee Paralympic Team at Tokyo Games

Competitors in four sports – including first female refugee Paralympian – ready to take to world stage after beating the odds despite being forced to flee their homes.

30 Jun 2021

Resilience shines through despite volcano disrupting lives

Families displaced after this May's eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in eastern DRC need urgent support as they face extreme difficulties while striving to rebuild their lives.

14 Jun 2021

'They killed my husband. If I'd stayed, they would have killed me too'

Deadly gang violence is driving record numbers of women, children and even entire families to flee the North of Central America to seek refuge in Mexico.

13 Apr 2021

Venezuelans defy the pandemic to seek a future in Colombia

Visiting Maicao, UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi urges greater support for countries hosting millions of displaced Venezuelans amid COVID-19 crisis.

8 Feb 2021