Cameroonian refugees help bust COVID-19 myths in Nigeria

Refugee volunteers in Nigeria's Cross River State use verified information and their links to the community to combat dangerous misinformation about the virus and its vaccines.

10 Feb 2022

Meet the Syrian cartoonist behind UNHCR's first-ever NFT fundraiser

To mark the UN Refugee Agency's 70th anniversary, award-winning cartoonist Hani Abbas has created seven images that will be sold as digital assets to raise funds for Afghanistan.

4 Nov 2021

Awards honour refugee-led response to COVID-19 pandemic

UNHCR's 2020 NGO Innovation Awards honour the role of refugee-led organizations in helping forcibly displaced and vulnerable people cope during the pandemic.

25 Mar 2021

UNHCR wins €1m prize for novel water tech in refugee camps

Affordable high-tech system allowing real-time monitoring of water provision and use in refugee settlements claims prestigious European Commission innovation prize.

24 Sep 2020

UNHCR and Twitter launch 2020 World Refugee Day emoji created by Ivorian artist O'Plérou

15 Jun 2020

Young Ivorian artist designs 2020 World Refugee Day emoji

Graphic designer O'Plérou made world headlines with 365 emojis that change the way people see Africa. Now he has turned his creative spotlight onto refugees.

11 Jun 2020

Football star Salah scores goal as first Ambassador for Instant Network Schools

The programme developed by UNHCR and Vodafone Foundation aims to give refugee and host country students access to high-quality digital education.

26 Feb 2020

Generous Africa needs new partners and innovation to help forcibly displaced - UN refugee chief

30 Aug 2019

Top of his class and hungry for more, a young South Sudanese refugee battles the odds

On the run from the civil war, a boy named Gift is determined to continue his education. But his ingenuity, brilliance and determination may not be enough to keep him in school.

30 Aug 2019