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Ivorians return home ahead of their refugee status coming to an end7 Oct 2021
Repatriations are accelerating as UNHCR recommends an end to refugee status for the vast majority of Ivorians.
Afghan refugee doctor dares women and girls to dream29 Sep 2021
Doctor Saleema Rehman is the regional winner for Asia for UNHCR’s annual Nansen Refugee Award for her dedication to promoting girls’ education in her community and for her contribution to Pakistan’s COVID-19 response.
Yemenis helping rebuild lives on conflict’s frontlines win 2021 Nansen Award29 Sep 2021
Driven by his own experience of displacement, Ameen Jubran and his team kept providing shelter and hope to Yemenis fleeing their homes even as fighting reached its peak.
Sports as a universal language in the Olympics inspires hope23 Sep 2021
The Power of Sport (David Patrick Alexander, Producer, Editor/ Malcom Foster, Producer)
Courage of refugee Olympians lights up Tokyo Games23 Sep 2021
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.
Refugee Paralympic Team leaves legacy of hope in Tokyo Games5 Sep 2021
“I hope the focus on Afghanistan will continue. UNHCR is here for the long run.”26 Aug 2021
UNHCR’s Representative in Afghanistan, Caroline Van Buren, describes the current situation in the country and how our staff and partners are helping displaced people.
Solar cooperatives give refugees and locals in Ethiopia clean energy and livelihoods23 Aug 2021
Refugees and locals are coming together to provide affordable, green energy to their communities in Ethiopia’s Somali region.
‘I want all Shona women to see that they can be anything they want’11 Aug 2021
Over 18,000 stateless people in Kenya struggle to access basic services as they lack official identity documents. A young woman has made history as the first stateless Shona woman to make it to university.
Refugee athletes’ epic journey toward Tokyo Games dramatized15 Jul 2021
The Journey’ depicts a refugee’s path from conflict to international competition, revealing the power of sport to change the lives of forcibly displaced people everywhere.