Stories

Refugee athletes' epic journey toward Tokyo Games dramatized in new video

The Journey' depicts a refugee's path from conflict to international competition, revealing the power of sport to change the lives of forcibly displaced people everywhere.

6 Apr 2021

Fresh start for Malian refugees in Burkina Faso as camp reopens

The Goudoubo camp, empty after violence forced residents out, now bustles as schools and healthcare centres rebuild and businesses reopen.

1 Apr 2021

Pandemic deepens hunger for displaced people the world over

With COVID-19 lockdowns depriving many of jobs and income, increasing numbers of refugees and asylum-seekers are going hungry.

31 Mar 2021

Women struggle to get by as Yemen conflict hits six-year mark

As the world's worst humanitarian crisis rages on, women and children make up three-quarters of the four million people forced from their homes, putting them at greater risk.

31 Mar 2021

Serbia vaccinates refugees against COVID-19

Serbia is including refugees and asylum-seekers in its national vaccination rollout, with support from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.

30 Mar 2021

Nepal becomes first country in Asia Pacific to vaccinate refugees against COVID-19

Nepal is vaccinating refugees over the age of 65 as part of its national vaccination rollout.

30 Mar 2021

'Everything is burnt to ashes'

Rohingya refugees who lost everything in the massive fire that tore through a camp in southern Bangladesh on Monday prepare to start over, once again.

26 Mar 2021

Awards honour refugee-led response to COVID-19 pandemic

UNHCR's 2020 NGO Innovation Awards honour the role of refugee-led organizations in helping forcibly displaced and vulnerable people cope during the pandemic.

25 Mar 2021

Refugees help French wine makers fill labour shortages

A leading French wine maker joins forces with an association of former rugby professionals to offer seasonal jobs and training to refugees in the wine industry.

25 Mar 2021