Stories

Refugees fight fires to preserve Mauritania's environment

Malian refugees and local Mauritanians are fighting wildfires as part of wider efforts to stem the impacts of climate change on an increasingly fragile environment.

30 Nov 2021

Relief for asylum seekers offered a new life outside Libya

Survivors of violence among 93 vulnerable individuals on board first evacuation flight to Italy for two years as part of new emergency mechanism.

25 Nov 2021

Refugee women take the lead in combating gender-based violence

Forcibly displaced women are often best placed to lead interventions on gender-based violence and other issues affecting their communities. All they need is support and resources

24 Nov 2021

Refugees count their losses as floods destroy camp in Sudan

Months after opening, Alganaa refugee camp in Sudan's White Nile State has been submerged by flood waters, leaving 35,000 South Sudanese refugees in need of urgent assistance.

23 Nov 2021

Football star Mo Salah drops in on an Egyptian school

Salah, an Ambassador for Instant Network Schools, pays surprise virtual visit to classroom at a school in his native Egypt.

19 Nov 2021

UNHCR fixes homes to help Lebanese and refugees weather crisis

As Lebanon suffers a devastating economic collapse, UNCHR is helping struggling Lebanese and Syrian families to live in safety and dignity.

18 Nov 2021

Social workers rally support for displaced people in northern Ethiopia

A network of over 100 Ethiopians displaced by the conflict in the north of the country is supporting others to recover from trauma and access basic services.

17 Nov 2021

Birth registration drive brings Congo's indigenous in from the shadows

A campaign by the Republic of the Congo and UNHCR provides birth certificates to thousands of Congolese at risk of statelessness, including indigenous people

11 Nov 2021

Dwindling rains in northern Cameroon spark conflict and displacement

The worst intercommunal fighting ever seen in Cameroon's Far North Region was triggered by attempts to adapt to climate change.

10 Nov 2021