Stories

Making dolls provides hope for Congolese refugee

With each doll she makes, Kituza finds healing from the brutal assault she survived in her home country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

23 Apr 2020

Storytellers brighten lives of refugee children on coronavirus lockdown

Volunteers in Spain are recording bedtime stories to share with children in reception centres via WhatsApp in a UNHCR-backed project.

23 Apr 2020

Refugees start blog to share information on coronavirus

A group of Congolese refugees started to blog about daily life in Angola. But COVID-19 has given them a more critical role – to educate and inform.

22 Apr 2020

'If COVID-19 arrives in the camp, it will be devastating'

Rohingya refugee Saidul Hoque describes how life in the refugee settlements in Cox's Bazar has changed since a lockdown started to halt the spread of the coronavirus.

21 Apr 2020

Cate Blanchett's 'Films of Hope' to watch on coronavirus lockdown

The actor, director and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador recommends six movies for homebound film-lovers during COVID-19 crisis.

17 Apr 2020

Help arrives on three wheels for displaced Yemeni recyclers

After losing his home and business in Yemen's conflict, Said is among 90 displaced recyclers whose earnings have doubled after receiving new tricycles from UNHCR.

17 Apr 2020

Across West Africa dual challenge of conflict and coronavirus threatens millions of people

COVID-19-related border closures, fragile health services exacerbate challenge in region grappling with one of the world's largest humanitarian crises.

17 Apr 2020

Support for internally displaced people needs to be 'urgently stepped up'

UNHCR's Sumbul Rizvi reflects on why the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement remain so important, especially amid new dangers posed by coronavirus.

16 Apr 2020

Refugee call centre fills gap amid Lebanon's coronavirus shutdown

With most face-to-face humanitarian programmes now on hold, region's largest call centre offers vital support to struggling refugees during COVID-19 lockdown.

16 Apr 2020