Stories

Enhanced support for Syria refugees vital amid COVID-19 pandemic - UNHCR chief

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi tells donors enhanced support is needed to prevent refugees and their hosts from slipping "deeper into poverty and despair."

30 Jun 2020

Economic misery engulfs Syrian refugees and their hosts

In Lebanon, the capacity of local community and Syrian refugees to provide mutual support is being stretched to breaking point by economic turmoil and the COVID-19 crisis.

29 Jun 2020

More than 30,000 refugees flee violence in northwestern Nigeria in last two months alone

Growing insecurity forces thousands, mainly women and children, to seek safety in neighbouring Niger.

26 Jun 2020

For Salvadoran LGBTI people, "At the moment, it's riskier than ever"

A transgender activist speaks with Mexican actor Alfonso Herrera about how the LGBTI community in El Salvador is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

26 Jun 2020

Cate Blanchett receives award for humanitarian work with UNHCR

Actor and director Cate Blanchett wins Variety award and honours Alessandra Morelli, representative in Niger for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.

25 Jun 2020

Syrian family awaits end of lockdown to start new life in Norway

Airport closure put Wafaa and her family's resettlement on hold, but she hopes that once crisis eases they can leave Lebanon and her teenage son can stop work.

24 Jun 2020

Art provides comfort and hope to Eritrean refugee in Libya

Painting and drawing offers an escape for one refugee living in Tripoli at a time of conflict and a lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic

23 Jun 2020

Live blog: This World Refugee Day, everyone can make a difference

As COVID-19 has shown, solidarity is more important than ever. Join UNHCR today in celebrating refugees' courage and resilience worldwide.

20 Jun 2020

Seven refugees making a difference during the time of COVID-19

By producing soap, treating the sick and shopping for the vulnerable, these refugees from around the world are taking action to fight the coronavirus.

19 Jun 2020