Stories

Coronavirus a dire threat to refugee education

UNHCR report calls for action to support millions of young refugees living in some of the world's most vulnerable communities.

3 Sep 2020

Mo Salah calls for team effort to ensure disadvantaged children receive education

UNHCR warns COVID-19 a dire threat hopes of young refugees

3 Sep 2020

Afghan girl who waited years for school refuses to let her enthusiasm wane

She was 11 before she saw the inside of a classroom, so Parisa was not about to stop learning even under lockdown.

2 Sep 2020

Syrian refugees help raise funds for victims of Beirut explosion

Refugee videos in support of UNHCR fundraising campaign are a gesture of solidarity

2 Sep 2020

Sahrawi refugees in COVID-19 lockdown hit by livestock epidemic

Refugees from Western Sahara in camps in Algeria's Tindouf province lose animals to livestock epidemic, while coronavirus restrictions wipe out other means of income.

1 Sep 2020

South Sudanese teacher sets sights on university for his children

A primary school Vice-Principal has high educational ambitions but knows the odds are stacked against his fellow citizens.

31 Aug 2020

Schools caught up in armed conflict sweeping across the Sahel

By end-2019, more than 3,300 schools were shut, affecting almost 650,000 children and more than 16,000 teachers.

27 Aug 2020

Congolese mothers trek to safety in South Sudan

As South Sudan keeps its borders open to refugees during the coronavirus pandemic, mothers fleeing violence in the DR Congo find a safe haven with their children.

26 Aug 2020

Grandi ends Lebanon visit with call to help country in its hour of need

With country reeling from Beirut explosion, COVID-19 and financial crisis, UNHCR Head calls on global community to support Lebanon and its large refugee population.

25 Aug 2020