From humanitarian assistance recipients to entrepreneurs: meet Kiziba refugee women who are building fortunes and self-reliance
Growing up in Kiziba Refugee Camp, Iribagiza Nakabonye and her family from the Democratic Republic of Congo were heavily relying on humanitarian assistance to meet their basic needs. Now, the 40-year-old woman who has been living in the camp since 1996, is inspiring...
“Sport has given me a lot of friends. I used to feel lonely, but sport helped me live a better life,” Cadette.
Aspirations of a Burundian refugee athlete living with disabilities come real after qualifying for the Tokyo Paralympics.
Dreaming Bigger: Young Congolese refugee athlete hopes to compete in the World Taekwondo Championships.
“Winning is the result of hard work, dedication, and a desire to do better,” Mbabazi Lady.
EU support helps UNHCR to reunite Tahani and her daughter after 15 months of dire separation.
Congolese refugees and Rwandan nationals living in Nyamagabe district find solace and hopes in COVID-19 Treatment center set-up by UNHCR, with the support of the United States.
Seeking refuge in Rwanda, Burundian refugee woman challenges COVID-19 uncertainty through fish business.
Domitille Hakizimana fled insecurity in Bujumbura more than a demi-decade ago. She is now defying uncertain situation inflicted by COVID-19 via her fishery business.
“Get up, buckle your belt and fight for your life”, encourages Fetiya* to all women during this Women’s Day.
Feeling safe again: ECHO support helps UNHCR protect refugee youth in Rwanda’s Congolese refugee camp.
Thanks to ECHO support, young refugee Mazimpaka Pascal left negative coping mechanisms to join the volleyball team in Mugombwa thanks to youth protection programmes.
Beza Yimesgen* was fortunate enough to be part of the group of refugees evacuated, from Libya to the Gashora ETM in Rwanda in 2019.
UNHCR has over 300 staff working in Rwanda, most of whom are in the field. On International Translation Day, meet Lula Tensaew, an interpreter at the Emergency Transit Mechanism.
In the midst of COVID-19, aid workers and health-care respondents remain and deliver to the most vulnerable people in the world.