International community must act with 'urgency' to end crisis in Central Sahel

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi tells conference that COVID-19 adds a new threat to a region already grappling with record numbers forced to flee their homes.

21 Oct 2020

UNHCR calls for protection, support for civilians affected by violence in southern Afghanistan

20 Oct 2020

Baaba Maal appeals for support for Sahel

Senegalese musician, singer and UNHCR supporter calls for action to end world's fastest growing displacement crisis.

20 Oct 2020

UNHCR's life-saving flights from Libya resume after seven-month suspension

16 Oct 2020

As COVID-19 rages, Mexican firm steps up to save lives

Partly staffed by refugees, storied appliance maker Mabe turns its production to safeguarding Latin America's first responders.

16 Oct 2020

UNHCR warns of mounting needs in Sahel as forced displacement intensifies

16 Oct 2020

Refugees in South Africa share acts of kindness with their hosts

A community of Somali refugees stand together with their South African neighbours to assist those struggling the most during the COVID-19 pandemic.

13 Oct 2020

COVID-19 inducing 'widespread despair' among refugees, UNHCR appeals for urgent support for mental health

10 Oct 2020

Q&A: 'Before the pandemic, refugee mental health was severely overlooked. Now it's a full-blown crisis'

UNHCR's Senior Mental Health Officer Pieter Ventevogel says COVID-19 has been a tipping point for many refugees in distress. But with the crisis comes an opportunity.

10 Oct 2020