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Providing life-saving assistance to those most vulnerable to the climate crisis3 Nov 2022
Rosemarie can’t help but get emotional as she recalled the day Super Typhoon Rai (Odette) devastated their coastal community in Barangay Mabua, Surigao City on December 2021. “Taos puso akong nagdadasal na sana Lord, walang masamang mangyari sa mga anak ko. Kasi nagkahiwa-hiwalay kami,” she said. At the onslaught of […]
Responding to urgent needs in Ukraine as winter approaches3 Nov 2022
With millions displaced – and the war ongoing – the needs across Ukraine during this season are enormous. People like Valentyna need urgent support to survive the harsh winter.
Building a Safe Haven for the Most Vulnerable20 Oct 2022
There was a palpable excitement in the air as the residents of Barangay Milaya gathered around their newly refurbished multi-purpose learning center on the morning of 20th August 2022. As Maja Baeña, their community representative, cut the ribbon to symbolize the facility’s opening, they thought about the many activities they […]
The passion, vision and action of Fridtjof Nansen, humanitarian extraordinaire26 Sep 2022
Ahead of this year’s UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award, we look back at the life and achievements of the Norwegian pioneer who gave his name to the prize.
Atom Araullo underscores need to work with internally displaced communities in building long-term solutions10 Sep 2022
A far-flung mountain barangay affected by protracted conflict, a calamity-prone lakeside village, and an island barangay recovering from Super Typhoon Rai (Odette) were among the communities visited by UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Atom Araullo during a field mission to Caraga Region, Eastern Mindanao in August. “This mission really crystallized and demonstrated […]
Rohingya boy learns language of photography25 Aug 2022
Five years after a Pulitzer-Prize winning photo made him the face of the Rohingya refugee crisis, a young refugee has taken up a camera himself.
Staying and delivering for the most vulnerable9 Sep 2021
Eight years after the Zamboanga siege, your committed support enables UNHCR to stay and deliver life-saving assistance and help the most vulnerable rebuild their lives in safety and dignity.
Refugee Olympic Team competes in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics4 Aug 2021
A symbol of hope and strength, 29 refugee athletes take the stage once again and keep their dreams alive at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, representing not a country, but millions of forcibly displaced people, competing in 12 Olympic disciplines. “They are an exceptional group of people who inspire the world. […]
Corn mill project eases corn processing for farmers in earthquake-prone Davao del Sur villages31 May 2021
Every day, the corn farmers of Bulul-Salo and Tacub traverse long, steep stretches of unpaved roads to tend to their fields. Farming is the main source of sustenance and livelihood for the residents of the two villages, located in the mountains of Kiblawan, Davao del Sur province in the southern […]
A Father’s Plight and the Journey to Recovery18 Mar 2021
COVID-19 has exacerbated the vulnerabilities of communities facing recurring conflicts and displacement. For a father like Ryan Gulo, a new WASH facility means more than just a source of safe water for his children – it is the first step to a journey towards recovery.