Awards honour refugee-led response to COVID-19 pandemic

UNHCR's 2020 NGO Innovation Awards honour the role of refugee-led organizations in helping forcibly displaced and vulnerable people cope during the pandemic.

25 Mar 2021

UNHCR wins €1m prize for novel water tech in refugee camps

Affordable high-tech system allowing real-time monitoring of water provision and use in refugee settlements claims prestigious European Commission innovation prize.

24 Sep 2020

Generous Africa needs new partners and innovation to help forcibly displaced - UN refugee chief

30 Aug 2019

Top of his class and hungry for more, a young South Sudanese refugee battles the odds

On the run from the civil war, a boy named Gift is determined to continue his education. But his ingenuity, brilliance and determination may not be enough to keep him in school.

30 Aug 2019

Innovation, green tech and sunlight help secure safe water for Rohingya refugees

4 Jan 2019

Innovative Cameroon project will benefit refugees and hosts

A World Bank funded programme is designed to provide refugees and residents in poor areas with better health care, schools and infrastructure.

29 Jun 2018

German school helps women refugees hone tech skills

Free coding and digital courses enable newcomers to brush up computer knowledge and join growing network of women working in technology.

20 Apr 2018

Revolutionary housing project brings Dutch youth together with refugees

Startblok gives refugees a chance to meet people from around the world and feel at home.

26 Mar 2018

Uganda launches major refugee verification operation

With the support of UNHCR, government officials are using biometric data to verify more than 1 million refugees in the country.

2 Mar 2018