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.
'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.
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.
COVID-19 inducing 'widespread despair' among refugees, UNHCR appeals for urgent support for mental health
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.