Meet the young champion soaring to the top of the chess world

Tanitoluwa Adewumi and his family fled violence in Nigeria and ended up in a homeless shelter in New York, where he learned the game that changed their lives.

20 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

Statement attributable to UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on the need to end US COVID-19 asylum restrictions

20 May 2021

News comment by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on US decision to increase refugee resettlement admissions

4 May 2021

UNHCR applauds US decision to increase refugee resettlement

3 May 2021

News comment: Statement on U.S. emergency presidential determination on refugee admissions

This news comment is attributable to Matthew Reynolds, UNHCR representative to the United States and the Caribbean

16 Apr 2021

Once stateless, UNHCR humanitarian worker helps empower stateless people in Dominican Republic

After spending nearly a decade without nationality, Pamela Jose Vicente now helps others get the identity papers they need for a better life.

24 Mar 2021

Statement on U.S. announcement of CAM resumption

Statement by Matthew Reynolds, UNHCR representative to the United States and the Caribbean, on the resumption of the Central American Minors program.

10 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.

8 Mar 2021