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

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

UNHCR encouraged by progress towards solutions for forcibly displaced people from Sudan and South Sudan.

8 Oct 2020

Nansen Refugee Award laureate responds to COVID-19 in South Sudan

Dr. Evan Atar Adaha, the 2018 Nansen Refugee Award winner, is helping refugees and their hosts in a remote region of South Sudan curb the spread of COVID-19.

30 Sep 2020

UNHCR wins €1m prize for novel water tech in refugee camps

Affordable high-tech system allowing real-time monitoring of water provision and use in refugee settlements claims prestigious European Commission innovation prize.

24 Sep 2020

Massive floods in Sudan impact thousands of refugees

South Sudanese refugees remain in urgent need of support after heavy rains and floods damage their shelters.

24 Sep 2020

Activist turns adversity into a fresh start for refugee women

Congolese rights activist Sabuni Francoise Chikunda is the regional winner for Africa for the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award for her work with fellow refugees in Uganda.

21 Sep 2020

UNHCR alarmed by refugee killings in Northern Uganda, calls for investigation

14 Sep 2020

South Sudanese teacher sets sights on university for his children

A primary school Vice-Principal has high educational ambitions but knows the odds are stacked against his fellow citizens.

31 Aug 2020