UNHCR statement on the return of displaced Syrians

As the dire socio-economic impact of COVID-19 worsens conditions for displaced Syrians, both inside Syria and in hosting countries, UNHCR calls for support for the displaced and their choices.

26 Jul 2021

Expelled asylum seekers 'crying out for help' in northern Mexico

Removed from the United States, asylum-seekers fear for their safety in northern Mexico and deadly violence if they return to their Central American homelands.

12 Jul 2021

Six athletes to make up Refugee Paralympic Team at Tokyo Games

Competitors in four sports – including first female refugee Paralympian – ready to take to world stage after beating the odds despite being forced to flee their homes.

30 Jun 2021

From refugee to saviour: the story of Majed and Joseba

After being resettled to Spain, Syrian refugee Majed became a friend and carer to Joseba, the butcher who gave him a job.

24 Jun 2021

Drawing Home and Hope

Hangama Amiri reflects on growing up as an Afghan refugee, becoming a Canadian artist and creating the emoji for World Refugee Day

14 Jun 2021

Afghan-Canadian refugee artist designs World Refugee Day Twitter emoji

14 Jun 2021

Global legal community steps up for refugees amid pandemic, providing 165,000 hours of free legal aid

8 Jun 2021

Refugees find safety and a new life in Mexico

Since 2016, more than 10,000 refugees have started over in Mexico as entrepreneurs, managers and factory workers through a UNHCR programme.

8 Jun 2021

Renewed commitment needed to support displaced Afghans and their hosts

31 May 2021