Stories

Displaced Somalis and refugees struggle to recover as climate change brings new threats

Communities across Somalia are facing disaster upon disaster with little time or resources to recover in between.

17 Aug 2021

'Good morning, Yaoundé': refugees take the mic

In Cameroon, a group of refugees trained in radio journalism is raising public awareness about forced displacement.

12 Aug 2021

Courage of refugee Olympians lights up Tokyo Games

Competing on the global stage gives new hope and valuable experience to refugee Olympians and focuses attention on the situation and potential of the world's forcibly displaced.

8 Aug 2021

With origami cranes and online posts, fans cheer on Refugee Olympians

From students across Japan to refugees in camps in East Africa, the Refugee Olympic Team has experienced an outpouring of support despite the lack of crowds in Tokyo.

7 Aug 2021

Irish Somali woman steps up campaign against female genital mutilation

Ifrah Ahmed's fight against FGM has taken on a new urgency during the COVID-19 pandemic.

5 Aug 2021

Asylum-seekers cultivate new lives in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The road to full integration for asylum-seekers in Bosnia and Herzegovina can be a long one, but UNHCR is providing support.

30 Jul 2021

Floods bring new misery for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh camps

Thousands of people have been made homeless by flooding after monsoon rains inundated refugee sites in southern Bangladesh.

30 Jul 2021

The refugee weightlifter giving back as mental health nurse

Having found help during tough times after arriving in the UK, Cyrille Tchatchet was inspired to study nursing alongside training to compete at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

30 Jul 2021

Stand up for the Refugee Convention or millions will pay the price

To mark the 70th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention, UNHCR's Grandi calls on states to renew their commitment to its life-saving principles.

29 Jul 2021