We decide how to treat refugees - it's dehumanizing to deprive them of an education

For the launch of the UNHCR 2021 Education Report, US author and vlogger John Green says learning opportunities for refugee children are utterly inadequate and the world must acknowledge their right to an education.

7 Sep 2021

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

UNHCR report: Rohingya refugees, mostly women and children, facing deadlier journeys in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea

19 Aug 2021

Another boat tragedy off North Africa's Atlantic coast stark reminder of perilous sea journeys

Joint UNHCR/IOM Press Release

18 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