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

'Now we have room to speak. But we still have a long way to go'

UNHCR's Juliette Murekeyisoni reflects on progress and setbacks for displaced women and girls since a landmark conference in 1995.

6 Oct 2020

As COVID-19 pandemic roils Latin America, Venezuelans face wave of evictions

Lockdown job losses make it impossible for many vulnerable Venezuelan refugees and migrants to keep a roof over their heads.

2 Oct 2020

Colombian woman devotes life to helping sexually exploited children heal

Mayerlín Vergara Pérez wins Nansen Refugee Award for her work helping young survivors of sexual violence, many of them refugees, rebuild their lives.

1 Oct 2020

For survivors of childhood sexual violence, a second chance in Colombia

Since it opened its doors 32 years ago, Fundación Renacer has worked to give children and teens who have endured sexual violence the tools they need to rebuild their lives.

28 Sep 2020

Brazil field hospital a life saver for indigenous stricken by COVID-19

Native people are among the hardest hit by coronavirus. A field hospital in Boa Vista is helping save their lives.

8 Aug 2020

UNHCR expands support to refugees and host communities in Brazil as COVID-19 takes its toll

24 Jul 2020

Seven refugees making a difference during the time of COVID-19

By producing soap, treating the sick and shopping for the vulnerable, these refugees from around the world are taking action to fight the coronavirus.

19 Jun 2020

Southern Hemisphere winter intensifies hardship for displaced Venezuelans

29 May 2020