Refugee women scale Atlas mountain to tackle gender violence

An all-female group including 13 refugees from six countries set out to climb Mount Toubkal – Morocco's highest peak – to highlight the struggle to end violence against women.

13 Dec 2021

Sahrawi refugees in COVID-19 lockdown hit by livestock epidemic

Refugees from Western Sahara in camps in Algeria's Tindouf province lose animals to livestock epidemic, while coronavirus restrictions wipe out other means of income.

1 Sep 2020

Exiled as a child, Sahrawi grandmother still longs for home

After leaving Western Sahara 40 years ago, Mbareka and her small family face a daily struggle to survive in an Algerian desert camp.

14 Jun 2018

Kindergarten becomes Morocco's first refugee cooperative

After Morocco allowed refugees to start cooperatives, a group of Yemeni friends opened a kindergarten for refugee and local children.

7 May 2018

Refugees can be a driver of development in Morocco, says UNHCR

UNHCR's protection chief praises Morocco for its efforts to protect refugees.

26 Oct 2017

UNHCR welcomes admission of Syrians by Morocco

22 Jun 2017

UNHCR statement on Syrians stranded between Algeria & Morocco

30 May 2017

Syrian shoemaker achieves business success in Morocco

After fleeing war in Syria, Diyaa set up a workshop in Casablanca and won an award for entrepreneurship.

27 Apr 2017

Bottled sand builds better homes for Sahrawi refugees

In the remote desert of southwest Algeria, a young Sahrawi refugee is filling discarded bottles with sand to build shelters that better withstand the harsh climate.

11 Jan 2017