Nicaraguans strive to support themselves in exile in Costa Rica

During a visit, UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi says economic inclusion is key to the success of both asylum-seekers and their host communities.

12 Feb 2021

UNHCR and HIAS formalize partnership to advance refugee protection, inclusion and solutions

23 Dec 2020

Forced back home by the pandemic, Venezuelan grandmother sees no choice but to flee once again

With lockdown making it all but impossible for many Venezuelan refugees and migrants to meet their basic needs, thousands have headed home – only to have to flee again.

10 Dec 2020

Venezuelan jeweller defies disability to start over in exile

Discrimination and hurdles in accessing jobs, schools and health care make it harder for millions of refugees and asylum-seekers with disabilities to restart their lives.

3 Dec 2020

Proud camels and peaceful doves: gifts with meaning

UNHCR's online marketplace, MADE51, offers ornaments handmade by refugee artisans

17 Nov 2020

As COVID-19 rages, Mexican firm steps up to save lives

Partly staffed by refugees, storied appliance maker Mabe turns its production to safeguarding Latin America's first responders.

16 Oct 2020

UNHCR private-sector partners win big at this year's FT/IFC awards

IKEA Foundation and Vodafone Foundation receive recognition for their work with UNHCR in solving challenges faced by refugees

8 Oct 2020

As COVID-19 pandemic roils Latin America, Venezuelans face wave of evictions

Lockdown job losses make it impossible for many vulnerable Venezuelan refugees and migrants to keep a roof over their heads.

2 Oct 2020

Young artists drew a world where kindness defeats COVID-19 - We animated it

UNHCR asked youth to draw in solidarity with refugees amid the pandemic. We received 2,000 drawings from 100 countries, chose seven and brought them to life.

22 Jul 2020