Stories

Live blog: Refugees in the COVID-19 crisis

These are some of the ways that UNHCR staff, people forced to flee and supporters around the globe are taking action to stay smart, stay safe and stay kind.

9 Apr 2020

Refugee nurse on the front line against coronavirus in Iran

After earning a nursing degree on a UNHCR scholarship, Iraqi nurse Moheyman is working tirelessly to assist Iranians and fellow refugees in current COVID-19 crisis.

7 Apr 2020

Scouts take refugee solidarity online during coronavirus crisis

The worldwide movement of Scouts has long supported UNHCR. Now that support is being renewed and deepened, even in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.

3 Apr 2020

UNHCR expresses alarm over insecurity in Burkina Faso

Attacks by armed groups force Malian refugees to leave camp and return home while coronavirus adds new element of insecurity to Sahel crisis

3 Apr 2020

Syrian refugees adapt to life under coronavirus lockdown in Jordan camps

While there have been no cases of COVID-19 so far, UNHCR is helping some 120,000 refugees living in region's largest camps do what they can to mitigate threat.

2 Apr 2020

Venezuelan doctor gives coronavirus tips to Ecuador's most vulnerable

Early in March, before COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, Samuel Suárez was already giving at-risk Ecuadorians in rural areas lifesaving tips to avoid infection.

1 Apr 2020

Q&A: Access to health services is key to halting COVID-19 and saving refugee lives

UNHCR's leading public health expert says prevention and inclusion must be at the heart of the response for displaced people, especially in areas with weak health services.

27 Mar 2020

Yemen sees fresh displacement after five years of conflict

After fleeing latest fighting in country's north, Yemenis describe harrowing route to safety and dire conditions on arrival as humanitarian aid struggles to meet needs.

27 Mar 2020

Syrian refugees aid vulnerable Swiss amid COVID-19 outbreak

As the elderly and unwell self-isolate, a network of Syrians provides a vital bridge to the outside world for Swiss in greatest need.

26 Mar 2020