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

'I want all Shona women to see that they can be anything they want'

Over 18,000 stateless people in Kenya struggle to access basic services as they lack official identity documents. A young woman has made history as the first stateless Shona woman to make it to university.

11 Nov 2020

Refugees find help with mental health effects of Beirut blast

With her daughter left traumatized by the 4 August explosion, Syrian mother Fahima approached UNHCR, who arranged for professional help with her mental recovery.

11 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

Rohingya refugee children learn to support one another

Peer-to-peer mental health initiative helps young refugees learn to cope with a life in exile in Bangladesh.

9 Oct 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 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

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