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Youth with a mission: Creating a bright future for refugees in Africa

Youth with a mission: Creating a bright future for refugees in Africa

Our decisions can have a strong impact on others’ lives. Recently, the story of a 25-year-old UNHCR intern Sun YiFei, was shared by local media Sing Tao Daily, demonstrating his frontline work at Bidibidi refugee camp in Uganda. By helping refugees gain new skills and...

The Climate Crisis is a Human Crisis

The climate crisis is accelerating. Sadly, its impact is amplifying deep inequalities and injustices around the world, with displaced communities, especially women, children, older people and people with disabilities often disproportionately affected. Millions of the...

A Bright Future for Refugee Children at Kellett

Kellett School, The British International School in Hong Kong, recently launched a new scholarship program for disadvantaged communities in Hong Kong, under which two means tested bursaries will be offered to children each year, with a focus on the asylum seeking and...

Afghanistan Crisis: Highest Emergency Level in Place

Operational in nearly two thirds of the country’s districts in Afghanistan and with access to all 34 provinces, UNHCR has raised its internal emergency declaration for Afghanistan to Level 3 – our highest level, signalling the need to urgently scale up our response....

DAFI : The Gateway to a Better Future

Thanks to Hong Kong donors who supported DAFI – UNHCR’s Refugee Scholarship programme – a total of 24 refugees are able to attend university and pursue their dreams! Only two years old when her family fled their country to settle in Zambia, Francesca was forced to...

UNHCR Stays and Delivers in Afghanistan

UNHCR Stays and Delivers in Afghanistan

Kotal Khairkhana is one of two parks in Kabul where displaced people are living in the open or under makeshift tents. While millions of Afghan displaced/IDPs already live under the protection of UNHCR, recent events in Afghanistan have sent countless more fleeing...

Hope Rises Under Warmth for Abu Mohammed

Abu, his wife and their five children were forced to flee their home due to the conflict in Syria. They have been living in Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan since 2013. “There isn’t any work, so if UNHCR assistance stops, it would be catastrophic.” “When we...

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