Stories

UN agencies warn conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic present a significant threat to life in Libya

Joint statement by OCHA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNFPA, WFP, WHO, IOM.

13 May 2020

Coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on displaced Venezuelans

COVID-19 stay-at-home orders have taken a heavy toll on Venezuelan refugees and migrants, many of whom were barely scraping by even before the pandemic hit.

12 May 2020

Refugee children hard hit by coronavirus school closures

Going to school was already a daily challenge for many displaced children around the world. Now there are fears some may not return after COVID-19 lockdowns lift.

11 May 2020

'Can everybody see me?' - Goodwill Ambassadors hold virtual meeting for refugees

Video chat shows companies how to back UNHCR's campaign to support refugees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

8 May 2020

'The pandemic has stressed production and transportation in unprecedented ways'

Vicente Escribano, head of UNHCR's Supply Management Service, explains the challenges of getting aid to refugees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

7 May 2020

Mobile money helps displaced Congolese survive amid coronavirus threat

UNHCR is distributing money by mobile phone to 6,000 vulnerable families uprooted by conflict and already facing a deadly Ebola outbreak in DRC's North Kivu province.

7 May 2020

Cyclist pauses round-the-world ride for refugees

After pedalling 14,500 miles to highlight refugee journeys, Theo Foster is halting his ride for now. But he vows to get back in the saddle once the threat of coronavirus passes.

6 May 2020

Tributes flow after death of Tanzanian minister Augustine Mahiga, a former top UNHCR official

High Commissioner leads tributes to 'wonderful friend' who supported refugees in many demanding roles.

5 May 2020

Sudan's internally displaced yearn for real peace to go home

About 1.6 million people are displaced, nearly two decades after Sudan's war in Darfur started. They long to return home and rebuild but need lasting peace.

4 May 2020