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.

3 Jun 2021

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.

22 Mar 2021

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.

16 Oct 2019

Amid rising xenophobic attacks in South Africa, UNHCR ramps up aid for refugees, calls for urgent action

20 Sep 2019

UNHCR rushing staff, supplies to assist people affected by Cyclone Idai

22 Mar 2019

UNHCR concerned over reports of forced return of Zimbabwean asylum-seeker

9 Aug 2018

Refugee student's hard work pays off with scholarship to study in USA

A young Congolese refugee in Zimbabwe achieves his dream of going to university with a scholarship awarded by the US government.

7 Jul 2015

Planting the seeds of tolerance in South Africa through soccer

The project is trying to build understanding of refugees in a country where xenophobia has been a recurring problem

10 Aug 2012

Statelessness: Living the South African dream on borrowed time

Abandoned as a child with no documents, Jabulani Sibanda has built an enviable life for himself and his family – under the radar of the law.

10 Oct 2011