UN warns of worsening conflict and displacement in Sahel without immediate climate action

16 Nov 2022

Refugee firefighters honoured for their bravery in protecting Mauritania's environment

For their tenacious efforts to put out bushfires and plant trees, the Mbera Fire Brigade has been named the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award regional winner for Africa.

4 Oct 2022

'I am you and you are me': UNHCR staff draw on first-hand knowledge of displacement

On World Humanitarian Day, we talked to three colleagues whose own experience of being forced to flee their homes inspires and informs their work.

19 Aug 2022

To support trafficking victims, UNHCR urges more protection services in Africa

29 Jul 2022

Communities in Niger adapt to displacement and a changing climate

In a region hit by rising displacement and temperatures, one town in northern Niger is harnessing the cooperation of local and displaced communities to find solutions.

11 Feb 2022

Decade of Sahel conflict leaves 2.5 million people displaced

14 Jan 2022

Refugees fight fires to preserve Mauritania's environment

Malian refugees and local Mauritanians are fighting wildfires as part of wider efforts to stem the impacts of climate change on an increasingly fragile environment.

30 Nov 2021

Warming climate threatens livelihoods of Malian refugees and Mauritanians

Lake Mahmouda, a vital source of water and food for refugees and local communities in Mauritania, is under threat as an increasingly hostile climate causes it to shrink.

30 Oct 2021

UNHCR warns of critical protection gaps for people on the move in the Sahel and East Africa

30 Jul 2021