Helping vulnerable children to find their inner hero

Syrian refugee wins UNHCR Innovation Award for an inventive project that helps vulnerable children overcome trauma linked to past experiences.

24 Feb 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

Twitter community drew images of what it means to be warm - and we animated it

Writer Neil Gaiman launches animated version of 'What You Need to Be Warm' to raise life-saving funds for Syrian refugees left out in the cold.

8 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

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

UNHCR private-sector partners win big at this year's FT/IFC awards

IKEA Foundation and Vodafone Foundation receive recognition for their work with UNHCR in solving challenges faced by refugees

8 Oct 2020

Jordanian scientist finds winning formula to get kids reading

Rana Dajani is regional winner for MENA of the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award for her programme to get children reading for pleasure, that has since gone global.

21 Sep 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