Stories

Hardships multiply for older refugees amid COVID-19 pandemic

Physical decline, deepening economic hardship and isolation make life tougher for older people, who comprise four per cent of the forcibly displaced population worldwide.

1 Oct 2020

Colombian woman devotes life to helping sexually exploited children heal

Mayerlín Vergara Pérez wins Nansen Refugee Award for her work helping young survivors of sexual violence, many of them refugees, rebuild their lives.

1 Oct 2020

Nansen Refugee Award laureate responds to COVID-19 in South Sudan

Dr. Evan Atar Adaha, the 2018 Nansen Refugee Award winner, is helping refugees and their hosts in a remote region of South Sudan curb the spread of COVID-19.

30 Sep 2020

For survivors of childhood sexual violence, a second chance in Colombia

Since it opened its doors 32 years ago, Fundación Renacer has worked to give children and teens who have endured sexual violence the tools they need to rebuild their lives.

28 Sep 2020

In South Africa's COVID-19 lockdown, women refugee entrepreneurs struggle

As the nationwide lockdown continues, women, including refugees, strive to provide for their families.

28 Sep 2020

UNHCR wins €1m prize for novel water tech in refugee camps

Affordable high-tech system allowing real-time monitoring of water provision and use in refugee settlements claims prestigious European Commission innovation prize.

24 Sep 2020

Massive floods in Sudan impact thousands of refugees

South Sudanese refugees remain in urgent need of support after heavy rains and floods damage their shelters.

24 Sep 2020

Don't let COVID-19 pandemic derail refugee education

As UN General Assembly meets virtually, footballer Mohamed Salah, educator Mary Maker and UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi urge world to safeguard refugee education.

23 Sep 2020

UNHCR names Nansen Refugee Award regional winners

The everyday heroes from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East are being honoured for their outstanding humanitarian work.

21 Sep 2020