Afghan girl who waited years for school refuses to let her enthusiasm wane

She was 11 before she saw the inside of a classroom, so Parisa was not about to stop learning even under lockdown.

2 Sep 2020

Young artists drew a world where kindness defeats COVID-19 - We animated it

UNHCR asked youth to draw in solidarity with refugees amid the pandemic. We received 2,000 drawings from 100 countries, chose seven and brought them to life.

22 Jul 2020

Refugee children hard hit by coronavirus school closures

Going to school was already a daily challenge for many displaced children around the world. Now there are fears some may not return after COVID-19 lockdowns lift.

11 May 2020

Storytellers brighten lives of refugee children on coronavirus lockdown

Volunteers in Spain are recording bedtime stories to share with children in reception centres via WhatsApp in a UNHCR-backed project.

23 Apr 2020

As COVID-19 pandemic continues, forcibly displaced children need more support than ever

Joint statement by Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director, and Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees

20 Apr 2020

Nine years of conflict weigh heavily on Syrian refugee girl

Her family's dire financial straits have led to 11-year-old Naamat taking on many of the household duties, but her resilient spirit has enabled her to excel at school.

10 Mar 2020

Four decades and counting: An urgent need to rekindle hope for millions of Afghan refugees

11 Feb 2020

Newly displaced in Syria in urgent need of protection, shelter

11 Feb 2020

Afghan children learn side by side with Iranian peers

An exemplary policy in Iran lets Afghan children attend public school, whether they are registered refugees, passport holders or even undocumented.

10 Dec 2019