2020 Nansen Refugee Award spotlights child survivors of sexual exploitation

Mayerlín Vergara Pérez has spent decades helping rehabilitate survivors of childhood sexual exploitation. Around half of those she now serves are Venezuelan refugees and migrants.

5 Oct 2020

Colombian woman devotes life to helping sexually exploited children heal

Mayerlín Vergara Pérez wins Nansen Refugee Award for her work helping young survivors of sexual violence, many of them refugees, rebuild their lives.

1 Oct 2020

Colombian child rights defender wins UNHCR's Nansen Refugee Award

1 Oct 2020

Nansen Refugee Award laureate responds to COVID-19 in South Sudan

Dr. Evan Atar Adaha, the 2018 Nansen Refugee Award winner, is helping refugees and their hosts in a remote region of South Sudan curb the spread of COVID-19.

30 Sep 2020

UNHCR and some 100 NGOs urge world not to leave refugees behind in COVID-19 responses

30 Sep 2020

UNHCR names Nansen Refugee Award regional winners

The everyday heroes from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East are being honoured for their outstanding humanitarian work.

21 Sep 2020

Activist turns adversity into a fresh start for refugee women

Congolese rights activist Sabuni Francoise Chikunda is the regional winner for Africa for the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award for her work with fellow refugees in Uganda.

21 Sep 2020

Activist champions rights of people with disabilities in Ukraine

Tetiana Barantsova named regional winner for Europe for the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award.

21 Sep 2020

Jordanian scientist finds winning formula to get kids reading

Rana Dajani is regional winner for MENA of the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award for her programme to get children reading for pleasure, that has since gone global.

21 Sep 2020