For refugee with visual impairment, inclusion brings goals into focus

Magartu studies alongside students without disabilities for the first time since she fled from Ethiopia – and she is now among the top in her class.

3 Dec 2021

Prolonged COVID-19 pandemic deepens hardship for over 12 million forcibly displaced people with disabilities

3 Dec 2021

UNHCR fixes homes to help Lebanese and refugees weather crisis

As Lebanon suffers a devastating economic collapse, UNCHR is helping struggling Lebanese and Syrian families to live in safety and dignity.

18 Nov 2021

Refugee Paralympians leave legacy of hope as Tokyo Games conclude

After competing with pride and receiving an outpouring of support in Japan and beyond, the Refugee Paralympic Team showed the power of inclusion for displaced people with disabilities.

5 Sep 2021

Refugee athletes blaze a trail for disability inclusion through sport

UNHCR disability inclusion specialist Ricardo Pla Cordero explains how the agency's support for the Refugee Paralympic Team fits into its wider work on behalf of refugees with disabilities.

31 Aug 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

UNHCR celebrates trailblazing team of refugee Para athletes at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

23 Aug 2021

With origami cranes and online posts, fans cheer on Refugee Olympians

From students across Japan to refugees in camps in East Africa, the Refugee Olympic Team has experienced an outpouring of support despite the lack of crowds in Tokyo.

7 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