A note for the world's most courageous sports team

Footballer and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Alphonso Davies has some words of encouragement for the Refugee Paralympic Team as the Paralympic Games kicks off in Tokyo tomorrow.

23 Aug 2021

Barbara Hendricks reflects on half a lifetime helping refugees

On the 70th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention, celebrated performer and Honorary Lifetime Goodwill Ambassador looks back at her 35-year role with the UN Refugee Agency.

28 Jul 2021

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

Mexican journalist, sportscaster and writer Alberto Lati appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

8 Jul 2021

Southern hemisphere winter increases hardship for displaced Venezuelans

9 Jun 2021

Southern winter spells trouble for Venezuelan refugees and migrants

In the southern half of South America, plummeting temperatures bring additional hardships for those living on the streets, adding to the misery brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

9 Jun 2021

Raya Abirached appointed as UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador in the MENA Region

26 Apr 2021

United Nations Chiefs urge donors to support record appeals for Syrians and the region

Joint OCHA/UNHCR/UNDP Press Release

29 Mar 2021

Alphonso Davies becomes the first footballer to take UNHCR's Goodwill Ambassador title

Davies is the first footballer and first Canadian to become a Global Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR.

24 Mar 2021