Stories

Afghan doctor helps refugees fight COVID-19, one phone call at a time

Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in Iran, Afghan refugee Fezzeh Hosseini has been working tirelessly to help local and Afghan patients affected by the virus.

20 Jul 2020

'With this law, I will finally get a sense of how it is to exist'

A new statelessness determination procedure in Ukraine gives people without identity documents the right to work, study and access health care.

17 Jul 2020

UNHCR helps re-open health centre during lockdown in Libya

With new equipment and training, the facility provides free healthcare and protection services to a population of 30,000 – including Libyans, refugees and migrants.

16 Jul 2020

As South Sudan turns nine, its people remain committed to peace

Despite fears of an uncertain future, citizens of the world's youngest nation cling to the hope of a peaceful South Sudan.

9 Jul 2020

Refugees deliver mental health services to locked down camps in Iraq

Trained community workers – many of them refugees themselves – are providing vital mental health support during the COVID-19 outbreak in northern Iraq.

8 Jul 2020

Netflix releases Stateless, a new drama series produced by Cate Blanchett

Stateless, a powerful new show co-created and produced by the actor, director and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, explores what it means to lose your home, country and identity.

8 Jul 2020

Living amid ruins, Afghans get help to build shelters

Afghanistan's shortage of decent and affordable housing is one of the biggest challenges facing millions of displaced and returning refugees. A new project is offering some a solution.

3 Jul 2020

Uganda opens border to thousands fleeing Congo violence

Country lifts COVID-19 closure to admit refugees escaping escalating violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

1 Jul 2020

Refugees and their host communities in India hard hit by coronavirus lockdown

Life was already a struggle for many of the 40,276 refugees registered with UNHCR in India, but the coronavirus pandemic has made their survival even more precarious.

1 Jul 2020