News comment: Death of former High Commissioner Jean-Pierre Hocké

29 Jul 2021

Syrian refugees help raise funds for victims of Beirut explosion

Refugee videos in support of UNHCR fundraising campaign are a gesture of solidarity

2 Sep 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

Syrian refugees aid vulnerable Swiss amid COVID-19 outbreak

As the elderly and unwell self-isolate, a network of Syrians provides a vital bridge to the outside world for Swiss in greatest need.

26 Mar 2020

Colombian LGBTI couple flees threats to find welcome in Switzerland

Forced to flee their home at a moment's notice, Daniela and Sofia are now free to love.

2 Aug 2018

Refugees pin hopes on new future at Swiss sewing workshop

The Zurich-based organization Social Fabric provides tailoring and dressmaking classes for refugees keen to acquire new skills.

23 Apr 2018

Syrian girl's imagination undaunted by war and upheaval

Lively 10-year-old reveals her dreams of becoming a model in UNHCR photography project.

15 Jan 2018

Refugee children in Europe dream big in UNHCR project

The Dream Diaries visualizes the stories of children who have fled their homes for a new life in Europe.

10 Jan 2018

Geneva diners tempted by African menu at Refugee Food Festival

Hundreds flock to a lakeside restaurant to sample dishes served up as part of Switzerland's contribution to the Europe-wide culinary event.

16 Oct 2017