Burundian refugees head home but face reintegration challenges

Over 60,000 refugees have returned this year from across the region as tensions ease in Burundi, although more aid is urgently needed to help them pick up their lives and start over.

27 Oct 2021

More than 60,000 Burundian refugees voluntarily return home this year

26 Oct 2021

COVID-19 tops list of UNHCR's most underfunded crises in 2021

New report shows UNHCR's pandemic response has received just a third of the funds needed for this year, threatening the health and wellbeing of forcibly displaced people globally.

17 Sep 2021

UNHCR warns of dire consequences for refugees from COVID-19 underfunding

17 Sep 2021

Refugee Para athletes relish chance to compete at global level

Six refugee athletes lead the parade at the Tokyo Paralympics Opening Ceremony, sending a powerful message to the 12 million forcibly displaced people living with disabilities.

24 Aug 2021

Burundian taekwondo athlete set to make his mark at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Parfait Hakizimana has overcome numerous challenges to take the stage in Tokyo as part of the Refugee Paralympic Team.

20 Aug 2021

Six athletes to make up Refugee Paralympic Team at Tokyo Games

Competitors in four sports – including first female refugee Paralympian – ready to take to world stage after beating the odds despite being forced to flee their homes.

30 Jun 2021

Global photo project shows power of football during displacement

As the European football championships kick off, Goal Click Refugees campaign reveals how the sport promotes integration as seen through the eyes of forcibly displaced people.

11 Jun 2021

Hope and opportunity for refugee students in Botswana

As universities begin to offer scholarships, refugee students look forward to a more secure future in the country they now call home.

3 Jun 2021