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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.
‘I’m not going to hide what I am anymore’29 Jun 2021
When a criminal gang targeted Ana and Paula’s teenage daughter and son, the family ran for their lives.
Innovative ‘keyhole’ gardens help refugees improve their nutrition3 Jun 2021
A unique yet simple approach to growing vegetables is diversifying refugees’ diets in Tanzania’s refugee camps.
Ramadan donations bring hope of better times for Syrian refugees10 May 2021
In the Holy Month, launch of UNHCR’s Ramadan fundraising campaign promises desperately needed financial support to refugees struggling during COVID-19.
By Lilly Carlisle