Activist champions rights of people with disabilities in Ukraine

Tetiana Barantsova named regional winner for Europe for the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award.

21 Sep 2020

'With this law, I will finally get a sense of how it is to exist'

A new statelessness determination procedure in Ukraine gives people without identity documents the right to work, study and access health care.

17 Jul 2020

UNHCR welcomes new Ukrainian statelessness law set to end legal limbo for thousands

17 Jul 2020

Winter threatens Venezuelans unprepared for the cold

As chilly weather steals over South America, vulnerable Venezuelan refugees and migrants brace for added hardship.

29 May 2020

Winter adds to fears of Syrians fleeing conflict in north-east

Residents of Bardarash camp in Kurdistan Region of Iraq brace for harsh weather as US$222m needed to help millions of displaced Syrians and Iraqis survive winter.

22 Nov 2019

Millions in eastern Ukraine endure invisible wounds of war

After five years of conflict, aid agencies are striving to meet the mental health needs of those affected.

4 Oct 2019

Legacy of 19th century Empress of Austria extends to today's refugees

Refugees in Ukraine will benefit from the will of Empress Elisabeth. The famous Austrian, nicknamed Sisi, left part of her fortune to good causes when she was assassinated in 1898.

27 Sep 2019

Clearing landmines in Ukraine, one careful step at a time

Ukraine is one of the most mine-affected countries in the world, limiting freedom of movement and posing a serious threat to civilians crossing the contact line.

2 Apr 2019

Thousands of asylum-seekers moved off Greek islands

As winter bites, UNHCR helps the Greek government move vulnerable asylum-seekers from reception centres on the Aegean Islands to shelter on the mainland.

27 Dec 2018