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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.

News and StoriesStories3 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.

News and StoriesNews1 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.

News and StoriesStories1 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."

News and StoriesNews30 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.

News and StoriesStories29 Jun 2020

More than 30,000 refugees flee violence in northwestern Nigeria in last two months alone

Growing insecurity forces thousands, mainly women and children, to seek safety in neighbouring Niger.

News and StoriesStories26 Jun 2020