Stories

Forced displacement hit new high in 2020 despite fewer routes to safety

The number of people forced to flee their homes reached a new peak last year, as COVID-19 failed to prevent conflict but made it to harder to find refuge.

18 Jun 2021

Refugees and locals in Mauritania exchange strategies for adapting to climate change

Malian refugees living in Mauritania are applying and sharing techniques from back home to grow food and protect the environment.

17 Jun 2021

Resilience shines through despite volcano disrupting lives

Families displaced after this May's eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in eastern DRC need urgent support as they face extreme difficulties while striving to rebuild their lives.

14 Jun 2021

Drawing Home and Hope

Hangama Amiri reflects on growing up as an Afghan refugee, becoming a Canadian artist and creating the emoji for World Refugee Day

14 Jun 2021

Global photo project shows power of football during displacement

As the European football championships kick off, Goal Click Refugees campaign reveals how the sport promotes integration as seen through the eyes of forcibly displaced people.

11 Jun 2021

Live Blog 2021: This World Refugee Day, we are stronger together

UNHCR Live Blog for World Refugee Day 2021: On June 20, our live blog will highlight celebrations, ceremonies and other events taking place around the globe, marking World Refugee Day. We invite you to celebrate World Refugee Day with us, and honour the more than 80 million people who have been forced to flee war, conflicts and persecution and rebuild their lives far from home.

9 Jun 2021

Southern winter spells trouble for Venezuelan refugees and migrants

In the southern half of South America, plummeting temperatures bring additional hardships for those living on the streets, adding to the misery brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

9 Jun 2021

Refugees find safety and a new life in Mexico

Since 2016, more than 10,000 refugees have started over in Mexico as entrepreneurs, managers and factory workers through a UNHCR programme.

8 Jun 2021

Refugee athletes aiming to succeed and inspire in Tokyo

The Refugee Olympic Team features athletes who have overcome persecution and conflict and trained for years for the chance to compete at the highest level.

8 Jun 2021