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

Scouts gain insights after stepping into lives of refugees

At World Scout Jamboree, participants use immersive video technology to connect with refugees around the world and build empathy for their plight.

2 Aug 2019

Syrian refugee finds success and a business partner in Amman

With a long history of hosting refugees, Jordan's capital provided the opportunity Ehab needed to meet his local collaborator Amani and launch their tech start-up.

17 Jun 2019

Innovation, green tech and sunlight help secure safe water for Rohingya refugees

4 Jan 2019