The Nobel laureate who tackles themes of displacement, history and home

Abdulrazak Gurnah reflects on the isolation and hostility he had to face as a young man – and argues in favour of more humane attitudes towards refugees and asylum seekers.

28 Apr 2022

UNHCR lauds Philippines' accession to 1961 statelessness convention

25 Mar 2022

FC Barcelona and UNHCR unite for forcibly displaced children worldwide

For the next four football seasons, FC Barcelona and its Foundation will support programmes for displaced children and those who host them

24 Mar 2022

Imagining Syria

With nearly two million Syrian refugee children aged 11 or under having little or no memory of home, we asked some of them to draw what Syria means to them.

15 Mar 2022

Stateless girl in Croatia dreams of having "papers"

Without documents proving her nationality, nine-year-old Medina risks being excluded from education, health care and travel.

9 Mar 2022

A refugee and advocate reflects on being a Black woman in the US

After fleeing conflict in Liberia as a child, Lourena Gboeah describes during Black History Month how she now draws on her own experiences in her career as a leading refugee advocate.

21 Feb 2022

Without documents, women at high risk of gender-based violence

UNHCR is advocating for women and girls in South Africa to acquire identity documents which can help reduce the risk of statelessness, and physical and psychological abuse.

15 Dec 2021

UNHCR: World must turn COP26 words into action for forcibly displaced and stateless people

12 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