Iraqi couple among world's first refugees to get COVID-19 jab

After receiving inoculation as part of Jordan's national vaccination plan, Iraqi refugee Raia hopes life will soon return to normal and other refugees will follow her lead.

14 Jan 2021

Cash assistance lessens economic pain of COVID in Jordan

As World Bank-UNHCR study reveals jump in poverty among refugees and host communities during pandemic, cash programmes that offset impact must be scaled up in 2021.

17 Dec 2020

Gender-based violence on the rise during lockdowns

Data shows that displaced women and girls worldwide are experiencing increased gender-based violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

25 Nov 2020

UNHCR ramps up support to Iraqi returnees amid large-scale closure of IDP camps

13 Nov 2020

New life in Spain a dream come true for Syrian Real Madrid fan

After his family fled Syria, football-mad Ghaith had to drop out of school in Lebanon to help his family earn enough to get by, before getting the chance of a new start in Spain.

15 Oct 2020

Refugees find help with mental health effects of Beirut blast

With her daughter left traumatized by the 4 August explosion, Syrian mother Fahima approached UNHCR, who arranged for professional help with her mental recovery.

11 Oct 2020

Help needed to meet 'urgent humanitarian needs' in Syria, Grandi says

After meeting families in Eastern Ghouta struggling to meet their basic needs and now threatened by COVID-19, UN Refugee Chief appeals for more help ease their plight.

20 Sep 2020

Grandi concludes Syria visit with pledge to maintain assistance to the most vulnerable

18 Sep 2020

UN refugee chief concludes Jordan visit with call for solidarity amid COVID crisis

15 Sep 2020