Hope for refugees in Angola as they receive COVID-19 vaccines

UNHCR's advocacy efforts pay off as Angola includes refugees and asylum seekers in national COVID-19 vaccination campaign.

22 Dec 2021

Thousands of DR Congo refugees in Zambia opt to head home

21 Dec 2021

Without documents, women at high risk of gender-based violence

UNHCR is advocating for women and girls in South Africa to acquire identity documents which can help reduce the risk of statelessness, and physical and psychological abuse.

15 Dec 2021

A new approach to refugee integration bears fruit in Rwanda

Two years after the Global Refugee Forum, Rwanda shows how inclusive policies in education and livelihoods are unlocking the potential of refugees and their hosts.

14 Dec 2021

Refugee women scale Atlas mountain to tackle gender violence

An all-female group including 13 refugees from six countries set out to climb Mount Toubkal – Morocco's highest peak – to highlight the struggle to end violence against women.

13 Dec 2021

Gender-based violence survivors learn to rebuild engines as they rebuild lives

UNHCR is training women in the DRC to learn useful skills that enhance their self-reliance while challenging gender stereotypes.

10 Dec 2021

Congolese refugees torn between returning home or remaining in exile

While sporadic fighting continues in parts of eastern DR Congo, thousands who fled to Uganda have chosen to return. Others, uncertain about the future, have opted to stay.

9 Dec 2021

UNHCR outraged as three staff members wounded in attack in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

8 Dec 2021

Drumming against gender-based violence in Ecuador

Afro-Ecuadorians and Afro-Colombian refugees use traditional arrullo rhythms and song to open a conversation about gender-based violence.

7 Dec 2021