Stories

COVID-19 worsens already difficult situation for older refugees in Latin America

A new study shows that the coronavirus pandemic has made it even harder for older refugees and other forcibly displaced people to feed themselves and keep a roof over their heads.

26 May 2021

Performers with refugee backgrounds take Eurovision by storm

Singers with refugee backgrounds are representing Sweden and Russia at this year's contest, while a ballet dancer, based in the Netherlands, performed during an interval.

21 May 2021

As rainy season approaches, displaced Nigeriens receive emergency shelters

Forced to flee armed attacks in Niger's southwestern region, thousands brace themselves for torrential rains, which often result in flooding.

20 May 2021

Pandemic-hit Rohingya refugees and local Bangladeshis get help to grow food

Local marketplaces are helping struggling Bangladeshi farmers sell their produce while rooftop gardens are allowing Rohingya refugees to grow their own food.

18 May 2021

'I'm not going to hide what I am anymore'

When a criminal gang targeted Ana and Paula's* teenage daughter and son, the family ran for their lives.

17 May 2021

"Rohingya delivering messages for Rohingya, to Rohingya. This is how we dreamed to have a film school."

The film school Rohingya refugee Faruque Mohammed co-founded is now delivering COVID information to refugee settlements in Cox's Bazar.

17 May 2021

New home beckons for Eritrean family who spent a decade as refugees

The family is due to be resettled to the Netherlands as part of a programme supported by UNHCR.

14 May 2021

Extreme weather leaves Ethiopian refugees vulnerable in eastern Sudan

As the rains begin in Sudan, UNHCR and partners race to shield refugees from the risk of flooding.

14 May 2021

'It's a wonderful job, but I'd love not to do it'

UNHCR has more than 17,300 staff, most of whom are based in the field. Meet Kristin Riis Halvorsen, who runs operations in southern Mexico.

6 May 2021