Stories

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

Canada's Samra Habib champions the rights of LGBTI refugees

The photographer, author and activist reflects on growing up fast as child refugee in Toronto – and why she fights for equality and 'a sense of belonging'.

17 May 2020

In their host countries, two LGBTI refugees from Venezuela start new lives

LGBTI refugees often face a long road to safety. But for a gay man and a transwoman from Venezuela, building new lives in their host countries represented a 'rebirth.'

17 May 2020

UNHCR receives huge donation to fight coronavirus

Unilever is donating millions of bars of soap, hand sanitizer and other supplies to help displaced people in dozens of countries prevent COVID-19.

17 May 2020

Conflict and pandemic drive more people to risk deadly sea route from Libya

A Sudanese teenager survived brushes with death in a quest for asylum, but rising insecurity and COVID-19 restrictions drove him to risk all on the open seas.

15 May 2020

Honduran family starts new life across the country, but terror is never far

Hounded by gangs, the family was among hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people on the run within this small Central American nation.

15 May 2020

Venezuelan counsellors offer fellow refugees 'psychological first aid'

In Peru, Venezuelan mental health professionals are reaching out to the diaspora with remote sessions to help them cope in the coronavirus pandemic.

14 May 2020