2021 Nansen Refugee Award celebrates 'bravery and dedication' of Yemeni aid group
The Jeel Albena aid organization stayed on the ground during the worst of Yemen's six-year conflict to provide shelter and hope to thousands of internally displaced people.
Volunteer cyclists deliver aid to isolated communities in eastern Ukraine
Volunteers are using bicycles and tricycles donated by UNHCR to reach vulnerable people in eastern Ukraine with aid and companionship.
Serbian human rights lawyer fights for the rights of refugees and asylum-seekers
UNHCR has named Nikola Kovačević the UNHCR Regional Nansen Refugee Award winner for Europe for his dedication to providing legal assistance to refugees and asylum-seekers in Serbia.
Burkina Faso's local heroes honoured for giving shelter to the displaced
Amid the world's fastest-growing displacement crisis, two community mobilizers helping people fleeing violence have been named UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award regional winners for Africa.
Honduran man devotes life to rescuing young people from deadly gangs
After the murder of his younger brother, Santiago Ávila and his family had to seek safety in another region of Honduras. Santiago has since made it his mission to save other families from the same fate.
Afghan refugee doctor dares women and girls to dream
Doctor Saleema Rehman is the regional winner for Asia for UNHCR's annual Nansen Refugee Award for her dedication to promoting girls' education in her community and for her contribution to Pakistan's COVID-19 response.
Yemenis helping rebuild lives on conflict's frontlines win 2021 Nansen Award
Driven by his own experience of displacement, Ameen Jubran and his team kept providing shelter and hope to Yemenis fleeing their homes even as fighting reached its peak.
Refugees in Cameroon help build 'Great Green Wall' to combat desertification
Refugees and host communities in northern Cameroon have planted 360,000 seedlings, transforming the environment in and around Minawao refugee camp.
COVID-19 tops list of UNHCR's most underfunded crises in 2021
New report shows UNHCR's pandemic response has received just a third of the funds needed for this year, threatening the health and wellbeing of forcibly displaced people globally.