2020 Nansen Refugee Award spotlights child survivors of sexual exploitation
Mayerlín Vergara Pérez has spent decades helping rehabilitate survivors of childhood sexual exploitation. Around half of those she now serves are Venezuelan refugees and migrants.
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.
Colombian child rights defender wins UNHCR's Nansen Refugee Award
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.
UNHCR names Nansen Refugee Award regional winners
The everyday heroes from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East are being honoured for their outstanding humanitarian work.
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.
Activist champions rights of people with disabilities in Ukraine
Tetiana Barantsova named regional winner for Europe for the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award.
Jordanian scientist finds winning formula to get kids reading
Rana Dajani is regional winner for MENA of the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award for her programme to get children reading for pleasure, that has since gone global.
Afghan sports coach helps young refugees find a path to school in Iran
Football coach and youth counsellor Rozma Ghafouri is the regional winner for Asia for UNHCR's annual Nansen Refugee Award for her work empowering Afghan refugee girls.