Stories

UNHCR helps displaced Syrian-Armenians facing hardship amid pandemic

Syrians who fled conflict to the land of their ancestors in Armenia are struggling to restart their lives amid the COVID-19 pandemic. UNHCR has stepped in to provide support.

28 May 2020

Urban refugees face hunger in Uganda coronavirus lockdown

COVID-19 stay-at-home orders have taken a heavy toll on refugees, many of whom were struggling to get by in the informal economy before the pandemic hit.

26 May 2020

Want to learn a new language? Refugees in Serbia offer to teach you online

A new project run by a refugee from Iran now in Serbia lets people learn refugee languages by video chat during the COVID-19 pandemic.

21 May 2020

Soap maker in Kenya refugee camp lowers prices to fight COVID-19

Burundian refugee fights coronavirus, one bottle of soap at a time.

20 May 2020

Why we must help - and learn from - refugees this Ramadan

A version of this op-ed was first published by Al Jazeera on 18 May.

19 May 2020

Coronavirus threatens indigenous Venezuelans seeking safety in Brazil

COVID-19 has hit the Brazilian Amazon particularly hard, exposing highly vulnerable native people from Venezuela to the potentially deadly disease.

19 May 2020

Women and children in firing line as violence drives 23,000 more refugees from Nigeria

UNHCR steps up activities, despite COVID-19, to assist Niger as new influx in April takes total figure to over 60,000.

19 May 2020

Self-help project in Niger churns out hygiene products in fight against coronavirus

Mini refugee 'factory' produces soap, liquid handwash, bleach and water containers for free distribution.

18 May 2020

As coronavirus spreads, refugee doctors want to join the fight

Trained medics working as cashiers and wait staff want their qualifications recognized so they can save lives in the pandemic.

18 May 2020