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The Kenyan powerhouse improving women's lives in Australia

Refugee Rosemary Kariuki has been recognized as Australia's 2021 'Local Hero' for her work helping other displaced women overcome isolation and gender violence.

News and StoriesStories8 Mar 2021

In Utah, a fashion show brings awareness to the strength of refugee women

To celebrate International Women's Day, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is proud to highlight the strength, self-reliance, and resilience of refugee women around the world.

News and StoriesStories8 Mar 2021

Fleeing bandit attacks, Nigerian villagers seek safety in Niger

Around 77,000 Nigerians have sought refuge in Niger's Maradi region, some 7,660 since the start of the year as banditry and armed attacks spread.

News and StoriesStories2 Mar 2021

Haitian Refugee Accomplishes a Lifelong Dream of Opening a Restaurant

During this year's Black History Month, we at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, celebrate the accomplishments and successes of Black refugees throughout the United States, while recognizing the obstacles they face, and honor the traditions and culture they bring to their new communities.

News and StoriesStories26 Feb 2021

Refugees in Sudan reap benefits of clean cooking energy

A switch to ethanol reduces risky trips in search of firewood, slows deforestation and creates healthier home environments for refugees in White Nile state.

News and StoriesStories26 Feb 2021

Eye operation draws life into focus for young refugee

Cataracts gradually robbed six-year-old Azaiya of his sight. A corrective operation allowed him to see a world with opportunities.

News and StoriesStories25 Feb 2021