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Refugees deliver mental health services to locked down camps in Iraq

Trained community workers – many of them refugees themselves – are providing vital mental health support during the COVID-19 outbreak in northern Iraq.

News and StoriesStories8 Jul 2020

Netflix releases Stateless, a new drama series produced by Cate Blanchett

Stateless, a powerful new show co-created and produced by the actor, director and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, explores what it means to lose your home, country and identity.

News and StoriesStories8 Jul 2020

Living amid ruins, Afghans get help to build shelters

Afghanistan's shortage of decent and affordable housing is one of the biggest challenges facing millions of displaced and returning refugees. A new project is offering some a solution.

News and StoriesStories3 Jul 2020

Uganda opens border to thousands fleeing Congo violence

Country lifts COVID-19 closure to admit refugees escaping escalating violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

News and StoriesNews1 Jul 2020

Refugees and their host communities in India hard hit by coronavirus lockdown

Life was already a struggle for many of the 40,276 refugees registered with UNHCR in India, but the coronavirus pandemic has made their survival even more precarious.

News and StoriesStories1 Jul 2020

Enhanced support for Syria refugees vital amid COVID-19 pandemic – UNHCR chief

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi tells donors enhanced support is needed to prevent refugees and their hosts from slipping "deeper into poverty and despair."

News and StoriesNews30 Jun 2020