Without documents, women at high risk of gender-based violence

UNHCR is advocating for women and girls in South Africa to acquire identity documents which can help reduce the risk of statelessness, and physical and psychological abuse.

15 Dec 2021

From refugee to saviour: the story of Majed and Joseba

After being resettled to Spain, Syrian refugee Majed became a friend and carer to Joseba, the butcher who gave him a job.

24 Jun 2021

Global photo project shows power of football during displacement

As the European football championships kick off, Goal Click Refugees campaign reveals how the sport promotes integration as seen through the eyes of forcibly displaced people.

11 Jun 2021

The European Union, UNICEF and UNHCR join efforts to protect children on the move in Central America, Mexico and Southern Africa

2 Feb 2021

Birth registration gaps leave South Africans in limbo

UNHCR is working with the South African government to help people at risk of statelessness obtain vital identity documents.

10 Dec 2020

IOM and UNHCR carry out joint visit to the Canary Islands amid increasing arrivals

16 Nov 2020

Refugees in South Africa share acts of kindness with their hosts

A community of Somali refugees stand together with their South African neighbours to assist those struggling the most during the COVID-19 pandemic.

13 Oct 2020

In South Africa's COVID-19 lockdown, women refugee entrepreneurs struggle

As the nationwide lockdown continues, women, including refugees, strive to provide for their families.

28 Sep 2020

UNHCR and WFP warn refugees in Africa face hunger and malnutrition as COVID-19 worsens food shortages

9 Jul 2020