Without documents, women at high risk of gender-based violence
UNHCR is advocating for women and girls in South Africa to acquire identity documents which can help reduce the risk of statelessness, and physical and psychological abuse.
Hope and opportunity for refugee students in Botswana
As universities begin to offer scholarships, refugee students look forward to a more secure future in the country they now call home.
Better access to water improves lives for refugees and their hosts in Zimbabwe camp
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and partners have improved water supply at Tongogara camp, in a project funded by the African Development Bank.
The European Union, UNICEF and UNHCR join efforts to protect children on the move in Central America, Mexico and Southern Africa
Birth registration gaps leave South Africans in limbo
UNHCR is working with the South African government to help people at risk of statelessness obtain vital identity documents.
Refugees in South Africa share acts of kindness with their hosts
A community of Somali refugees stand together with their South African neighbours to assist those struggling the most during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In South Africa's COVID-19 lockdown, women refugee entrepreneurs struggle
As the nationwide lockdown continues, women, including refugees, strive to provide for their families.
UNHCR and WFP warn refugees in Africa face hunger and malnutrition as COVID-19 worsens food shortages
UN refugee chief visits South Africa to show support for government and refugees
Filippo Grandi pledges continued support and cooperation with South African government to ensure refugee protection during a two-day visit.