Stories

'It's a wonderful job, but I'd love not to do it'

UNHCR has more than 17,300 staff, most of whom are based in the field. Meet Kristin Riis Halvorsen, who runs operations in southern Mexico.

6 May 2021

Friends face dangers alone after fleeing Cabo Delgado attacks

Separated from their families and far from home after armed groups attacked their town, three young boys struggle to find food and shelter, and fear for their future.

4 May 2021

Starting over is not easy but Burundian refugees are hopeful as they return home

Hope and expectation as Burundian refugees return home after years in exile in Rwanda.

3 May 2021

Across Latin America, displaced people receive the COVID-19 jab

Latin America is among the regions hardest hit by the coronavirus. But now, in countries such as Guyana, Ecuador and Peru, refugees in priority groups are among those getting the vaccine.

30 Apr 2021

Many stateless in UK face a tortuous road to recognition

UNHCR study shines light on a hidden national issue that, despite recent progress, still affects millions of people around the world.

29 Apr 2021

In Jordan and Lebanon, refugee volunteers boost vaccine uptake

As World Immunization Week aims to boost trust in vaccines, refugee volunteers work to combat misinformation and encourage older refugees to get vaccinated.

29 Apr 2021

Grandi praises Rwanda for offering life-saving haven for refugees

In Rwanda, UN High Commissioner for Refugees visits facility providing safe route out of Libya for refugees and asylum-seekers, including Somali couple who faced detention and abuse

26 Apr 2021

Teen refugee teaches other young asylum-seekers about risks of abuse

A peer-taught programme in Serbia is helping vulnerable unaccompanied children protect themselves from violence and exploitation as they seek safety.

23 Apr 2021

Safety and support for Central African refugees in the DRC

On a visit to the DRC, UN Refugee Chief Filippo Grandi, applauds inclusive efforts to support Central African refugees, while calling for greater international support.

23 Apr 2021