Stories

Neil Gaiman and Guillermo del Toro share their 'Films of Hope'

Author and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Gaiman and director del Toro share a watchlist to support the vulnerable affected by COVID-19.

17 Dec 2020

A cookbook for the holidays celebrates the flavours that make us who we are

In 'Tastes from Home: Recipes from the Refugee Community,' people from all over the world who now call Canada home share their stories and favourite recipes.

17 Dec 2020

What I learned from a refugee camp in West Africa

My family fled civil war in Liberia to a refugee camp in Guinea in West Africa. I learned the power of resilience and the value of diversity.

16 Dec 2020

Growing needs for thousands of displaced Ethiopians in Sudan

As families reunite, their greatest needs are food, water, shelter and sanitation. All long for peace so they can return home.

16 Dec 2020

UNHCR at 70: proud of our work but in no mood to celebrate

For seven decades, colleagues in the UN Refugee Agency have protected, saved and changed millions of lives. But how much better it would be, says High Commissioner Filippo Grandi, if no one was compelled to flee at all…

14 Dec 2020

UNHCR forum weighs lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic

The final session of this year's High Commissioner's Dialogue considered solutions for responding to future global emergencies.

10 Dec 2020

Forced back home by the pandemic, Venezuelan grandmother sees no choice but to flee once again

With lockdown making it all but impossible for many Venezuelan refugees and migrants to meet their basic needs, thousands have headed home – only to have to flee again.

10 Dec 2020

Birth registration gaps leave South Africans in limbo

UNHCR is working with the South African government to help people at risk of statelessness obtain vital identity documents.

10 Dec 2020

8 winning ideas from Model UN students to help refugees

UNHCR challenged students to tackle issues related to forced displacement in their debates. Here's a summary of their winning ideas and the thinking behind them.

9 Dec 2020