Stories

UNHCR seeks US$255 million to respond to COVID-19 outbreak

Funding is part of wider UN appeal for US$2 billion to safeguard 'millions of people who are least able to protect themselves' from the new coronavirus.

25 Mar 2020

One year on, people displaced by Cyclone Idai struggle to rebuild

Survivors in Mozambique are still trying to rebuild their lives. More assistance is needed to help them recover, and to support other countries affected by climate change.

13 Mar 2020

The coronavirus outbreak is a test of our systems, values and humanity

12 Mar 2020

Nicaraguan students forced to flee find safety, solidarity in Costa Rica

Students led anti-government protests and many have sought security abroad since a bloody crackdown began nearly two years ago.

11 Mar 2020

Nine years of conflict weigh heavily on Syrian refugee girl

Her family's dire financial straits have led to 11-year-old Naamat taking on many of the household duties, but her resilient spirit has enabled her to excel at school.

10 Mar 2020

Sudanese mother wins citizenship for her children after seven-year legal struggle

Her victory comes on the heels of recent positive court rulings and paves the way for her children to continue their education, find work and belong to their country.

6 Mar 2020

Isabel Allende brings refugee story to life in new novel

The bestselling Chilean writer was once a refugee herself. Concern for the displaced is at the heart of her latest novel.

5 Mar 2020

Sudanese provides safe haven to fellow refugees in Libya

Having arrived in Tripoli 17 years ago, Osman has provided shelter and support to more than 200 refugees as part of UNHCR scheme to assist the most vulnerable.

4 Mar 2020

New shelter eases monsoon threat for young Rohingya family

After fleeing for their lives to the world's largest refugee settlement, young parents lived in fear of heavy rains and landslides before move to new home on stilts.

3 Mar 2020