Stories

Expelled asylum seekers 'crying out for help' in northern Mexico

Removed from the United States, asylum-seekers fear for their safety in northern Mexico and deadly violence if they return to their Central American homelands.

12 Jul 2021

Displaced nurses provide vital health care to others displaced in Ethiopia's Tigray

As UNHCR and other aid agencies scale up the humanitarian response in conflict-torn Tigray, local communities and the displaced are pulling together to support one another.

5 Jul 2021

Data points to negative impacts of COVID-19 for forcibly displaced women and children

A new data visualization shows how the pandemic has deepened the risks of violence and abuse for displaced women and children.

5 Jul 2021

Displacement leaves families struggling to adapt in Lake Chad region

Years after fleeing jihadist attacks, many displaced people in Chad's Lake Province still cannot return home and are trying to rebuild their lives as best as they can.

2 Jul 2021

'Every little act of kindness will be remembered'

Once a refugee of the war in Viet Nam and now a US Army Colonel, Danielle Ngo has a message for everyone on America's Independence Day.

2 Jul 2021

Six athletes to make up Refugee Paralympic Team at Tokyo Games

Competitors in four sports – including first female refugee Paralympian – ready to take to world stage after beating the odds despite being forced to flee their homes.

30 Jun 2021

'We are the lucky ones'

Ethiopian refugee Mihret hid in the bush for days without food or water, to escape the Tigray conflict. Now safe in Sudan, she is using her engineering skills to assist her community.

30 Jun 2021

From refugee to saviour: the story of Majed and Joseba

After being resettled to Spain, Syrian refugee Majed became a friend and carer to Joseba, the butcher who gave him a job.

24 Jun 2021

For displaced Venezuelans, regularization is the key to building productive lives

Far-reaching regularization schemes in Colombia and Ecuador are providing a lifeline to Venezuelan refugees and migrants who long to become self-sufficient.

23 Jun 2021