Afghan refugee doctor dares women and girls to dream

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.

29 Sep 2021

Performers with refugee backgrounds take Eurovision by storm

Singers with refugee backgrounds are representing Sweden and Russia at this year's contest, while a ballet dancer, based in the Netherlands, performed during an interval.

21 May 2021

Pakistan launches 'drive' to issue smartcards to registered Afghan refugees

15 Apr 2021

'You could see the happiness on their faces'

A programme underway to relocate 1,600 unaccompanied children from the Greek Islands is already transforming lives.

25 Aug 2020

High-level event seeks sustained support for Afghans, refugee-hosting countries

6 Jul 2020

UNHCR urges investment in Afghan displacement situation to achieve a decade of hope not despair

3 Jul 2020

Canada's Samra Habib champions the rights of LGBTI refugees

The photographer, author and activist reflects on growing up fast as child refugee in Toronto – and why she fights for equality and 'a sense of belonging'.

17 May 2020

Coronavirus - Now is not the time to forget Afghanistan and its neighbours

14 Apr 2020

World must act and deliver for Afghan refugees, says UN chief

At the Refugee Summit in Islamabad, leaders celebrated the enduring generosity of Pakistan and Iran in hosting Afghans – and urged other nations to do more to sustain them.

17 Feb 2020