Helping vulnerable children to find their inner hero

Syrian refugee wins UNHCR Innovation Award for an inventive project that helps vulnerable children overcome trauma linked to past experiences.

24 Feb 2021

The European Union, UNICEF and UNHCR join efforts to protect children on the move in Central America, Mexico and Southern Africa

2 Feb 2021

Rohingya refugee children learn to support one another

Peer-to-peer mental health initiative helps young refugees learn to cope with a life in exile in Bangladesh.

9 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

For survivors of childhood sexual violence, a second chance in Colombia

Since it opened its doors 32 years ago, Fundación Renacer has worked to give children and teens who have endured sexual violence the tools they need to rebuild their lives.

28 Sep 2020

Afghan girl who waited years for school refuses to let her enthusiasm wane

She was 11 before she saw the inside of a classroom, so Parisa was not about to stop learning even under lockdown.

2 Sep 2020

Young artists drew a world where kindness defeats COVID-19 - We animated it

UNHCR asked youth to draw in solidarity with refugees amid the pandemic. We received 2,000 drawings from 100 countries, chose seven and brought them to life.

22 Jul 2020

Refugee children hard hit by coronavirus school closures

Going to school was already a daily challenge for many displaced children around the world. Now there are fears some may not return after COVID-19 lockdowns lift.

11 May 2020