Afghan teen makes her mark on Ecuadorian city that gave her refuge

Zohra was just 11 when she and her family fled to Ecuador. Now 16, she paints murals on buildings in her host city as a way of reconciling her two worlds.

19 Oct 2021

UNHCR calls on states to expedite family reunification procedures for Afghan refugees

15 Oct 2021

Hungry and shivering, Kabul displaced brace for bleak winter

In Kabul, nearly 50,000 Afghans displaced from other parts of the country by recent fighting are desperate to receive aid before winter sets in.

15 Oct 2021

Afghan refugee doctor dares women and girls to dream

Doctor Saleema Rehman is the regional winner for Asia for UNHCR's annual Nansen Refugee Award for her dedication to promoting girls' education in her community and for her contribution to Pakistan's COVID-19 response.

29 Sep 2021

UN High Commissioner for Refugees completes three-day visit to Afghanistan

15 Sep 2021

We decide how to treat refugees - it's dehumanizing to deprive them of an education

For the launch of the UNHCR 2021 Education Report, US author and vlogger John Green says learning opportunities for refugee children are utterly inadequate and the world must acknowledge their right to an education.

7 Sep 2021

'After the airlift'. News Comment attributable to UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi

The evacuation from Kabul is coming to an end. A larger crisis is just beginning.

30 Aug 2021

"I hope the focus on Afghanistan will continue. UNHCR is here for the long run."

UNHCR's Representative in Afghanistan, Caroline Van Buren, describes the current situation in the country and how our staff and partners are helping displaced people.

26 Aug 2021

UNHCR receives largest private sector contribution for Afghanistan crisis in 2021

The LEGO Foundation and KIRKBI, the owners of the LEGO Group, contribute 30 million DKK US$4.7 million) to support UNHCR's emergency response in Afghanistan.

26 Aug 2021