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

'It was a very emotional moment … I felt that now I definitely exist'

After a lifetime of statelessness, Linda finally gained Russian citizenship in 2018. But hundreds of thousands of others across Europe still struggle to attain that basic right.

18 Nov 2020

'I want all Shona women to see that they can be anything they want'

Over 18,000 stateless people in Kenya struggle to access basic services as they lack official identity documents. A young woman has made history as the first stateless Shona woman to make it to university.

11 Nov 2020

UNHCR urges states to end limbo for stateless people by 2024

UNHCR's #IBelong Campaign, to end statelessness by 2024, Filippo Grandi calls for protection of stateless populations as COVID-19 is worsening the plight of millions of stateless people worldwide.

11 Nov 2020

World Cities Day: Cities lead the way in protecting forcibly displaced against impact of COVID-19

31 Oct 2020

Rohingya refugee children learn to support one another

Peer-to-peer mental health initiative helps young refugees learn to cope with a life in exile in Bangladesh.

9 Oct 2020

Finding wellbeing through yoga at a Kenyan refugee camp

A Ugandan refugee is using yoga to promote self-acceptance and mental wellbeing among refugees in Kakuma camp.

9 Oct 2020

Maintain aid levels to save lives and protect the vulnerable, UN refugee chief

During the pandemic, sustaining aid will mitigate marginalization that will be more costly to address later, Filippo Grandi tells high-level meeting.

5 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