Forests in Guatemala find new guardians: refugees

As rangers in some of Central America's most biodiverse national parks, refugees and asylum-seekers get a fresh start while protecting threatened plant and animal species.

5 Jun 2020

Winter threatens Venezuelans unprepared for the cold

As chilly weather steals over South America, vulnerable Venezuelan refugees and migrants brace for added hardship.

29 May 2020

Want to learn a new language? Refugees in Serbia offer to teach you online

A new project run by a refugee from Iran now in Serbia lets people learn refugee languages by video chat during the COVID-19 pandemic.

21 May 2020

Coronavirus threatens indigenous Venezuelans seeking safety in Brazil

COVID-19 has hit the Brazilian Amazon particularly hard, exposing highly vulnerable native people from Venezuela to the potentially deadly disease.

19 May 2020

Venezuelan counsellors offer fellow refugees 'psychological first aid'

In Peru, Venezuelan mental health professionals are reaching out to the diaspora with remote sessions to help them cope in the coronavirus pandemic.

14 May 2020

Coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on displaced Venezuelans

COVID-19 stay-at-home orders have taken a heavy toll on Venezuelan refugees and migrants, many of whom were barely scraping by even before the pandemic hit.

12 May 2020

Refugees across Arab world feel economic pain of coronavirus

As COVID-19 restrictions ravage livelihoods in the global economy, refugees and displaced people in Middle East and North Africa are among the hardest hit.

1 May 2020

Malian refugees in Niger make face covers to prevent the coronavirus spread

In Niger, UNHCR-trained artisans and dressmakers stitch up to 40 washable and stylish mouth masks per day to protect wearers and those around them.

1 May 2020

Displaced people urgently need aid and access to social safety nets as coronavirus causes severe hardship

1 May 2020