Refugee Paralympians leave legacy of hope as Tokyo Games conclude

After competing with pride and receiving an outpouring of support in Japan and beyond, the Refugee Paralympic Team showed the power of inclusion for displaced people with disabilities.

5 Sep 2021

Refugee athletes blaze a trail for disability inclusion through sport

UNHCR disability inclusion specialist Ricardo Pla Cordero explains how the agency's support for the Refugee Paralympic Team fits into its wider work on behalf of refugees with disabilities.

31 Aug 2021

Refugee Para athletes relish chance to compete at global level

Six refugee athletes lead the parade at the Tokyo Paralympics Opening Ceremony, sending a powerful message to the 12 million forcibly displaced people living with disabilities.

24 Aug 2021

UNHCR celebrates trailblazing team of refugee Para athletes at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

23 Aug 2021

Courage of refugee Olympians lights up Tokyo Games

Competing on the global stage gives new hope and valuable experience to refugee Olympians and focuses attention on the situation and potential of the world's forcibly displaced.

8 Aug 2021

With origami cranes and online posts, fans cheer on Refugee Olympians

From students across Japan to refugees in camps in East Africa, the Refugee Olympic Team has experienced an outpouring of support despite the lack of crowds in Tokyo.

7 Aug 2021

The refugee weightlifter giving back as mental health nurse

Having found help during tough times after arriving in the UK, Cyrille Tchatchet was inspired to study nursing alongside training to compete at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

30 Jul 2021

UN Refugee Agency's Grandi celebrates the IOC Refugee Olympic Team athletes

23 Jul 2021

Refugee athletes stride into global spotlight as Tokyo Games begin

Opening ceremony features refugee athletes marching out under the Olympic flag, showcasing the power of sport and sending a message of hope to 82 million displaced people worldwide.

23 Jul 2021