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

20 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

A month after Moria fires, UNHCR warns of worsening conditions ahead of winter

9 Oct 2020

UNHCR condemns killing of 25 internally displaced people in Burkina Faso

7 Oct 2020

COVID-19 crisis underlines need for refugee solidarity and inclusion

Global pandemic has curtailed access to asylum and threatened refugee rights, but has also shown the value of protecting displaced people, says UNHCR's Gillian Triggs.

7 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

Hardships multiply for older refugees amid COVID-19 pandemic

Physical decline, deepening economic hardship and isolation make life tougher for older people, who comprise four per cent of the forcibly displaced population worldwide.

1 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