'The Nansen Award was one of the most inspiring things in my life'

Nansen Award laureate Zannah Mustapha takes stock of how his life – and those of the children displaced by Boko Haram – has changed since he won the award in 2017.

21 Dec 2020

Hardships multiply for older refugees amid COVID-19 pandemic

Physical decline, deepening economic hardship and isolation make life tougher for older people, who comprise four per cent of the forcibly displaced population worldwide.

1 Oct 2020

Hunger and fear stalk survivors of attack in north Cameroon

Violence had already uprooted thousands in the volatile Far North region. Now a spate of deadly attacks leaves survivors fearful of tending their fields.

7 Sep 2020

UNHCR condemns deadly attack on internally displaced people in north Cameroon

2 Sep 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.

26 Jun 2020

UNHCR appeals for US$186 million for refugee and displacement crisis in Sahel

12 Jun 2020

Northeastern Nigeria camp blaze kills two, leaving thousands without shelter

29 May 2020

Women and children in firing line as violence drives 23,000 more refugees from Nigeria

UNHCR steps up activities, despite COVID-19, to assist Niger as new influx in April takes total figure to over 60,000.

19 May 2020

Self-help project in Niger churns out hygiene products in fight against coronavirus

Mini refugee 'factory' produces soap, liquid handwash, bleach and water containers for free distribution.

18 May 2020