Refugee athletes' epic journey toward Tokyo Games dramatized in new video

The Journey' depicts a refugee's path from conflict to international competition, revealing the power of sport to change the lives of forcibly displaced people everywhere.

6 Apr 2021

UNHCR releases powerful social video in support of Refugee Olympic and Paralympic teams

6 Apr 2021

Refugees help French wine makers fill labour shortages

A leading French wine maker joins forces with an association of former rugby professionals to offer seasonal jobs and training to refugees in the wine industry.

25 Mar 2021

Alphonso Davies becomes the first footballer to take UNHCR's Goodwill Ambassador title

Davies is the first footballer and first Canadian to become a Global Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR.

24 Mar 2021

IPC to create and support a Refugee Paralympic Team at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Joint IPC/UNHCR Press Release

28 Oct 2020

Peruvian football club Alianza Lima partners with UNHCR to support refugees

16 Oct 2020

Don't let COVID-19 pandemic derail refugee education

As UN General Assembly meets virtually, footballer Mohamed Salah, educator Mary Maker and UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi urge world to safeguard refugee education.

23 Sep 2020

Mohamed Salah to call for connected, quality education for refugee children, at UN General Assembly

Salah's message to world leaders at the UN General Assembly: 'Let's make sure all children, including refugees, can go to school and achieve their dreams.'

22 Sep 2020

Afghan sports coach helps young refugees find a path to school in Iran

Football coach and youth counsellor Rozma Ghafouri is the regional winner for Asia for UNHCR's annual Nansen Refugee Award for her work empowering Afghan refugee girls.

21 Sep 2020