Stories

Mental health services help refugees transform their lives in Libya

With many refugees and asylum seekers in Libya in need of psychosocial support after years of conflict and insecurity, UNHCR and its partner are providing life-changing help.

30 Dec 2020

'The Nansen Award was one of the most inspiring things in my life'

Nansen Award laureate Zannah Mustapha takes stock of how his life – and those of the children displaced by Boko Haram – has changed since he won the award in 2017.

21 Dec 2020

Cash assistance lessens economic pain of COVID in Jordan

As World Bank-UNHCR study reveals jump in poverty among refugees and host communities during pandemic, cash programmes that offset impact must be scaled up in 2021.

17 Dec 2020

Neil Gaiman and Guillermo del Toro share their 'Films of Hope'

Author and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Gaiman and director del Toro share a watchlist to support the vulnerable affected by COVID-19.

17 Dec 2020

A cookbook for the holidays celebrates the flavours that make us who we are

In 'Tastes from Home: Recipes from the Refugee Community,' people from all over the world who now call Canada home share their stories and favourite recipes.

17 Dec 2020

What I learned from a refugee camp in West Africa

My family fled civil war in Liberia to a refugee camp in Guinea in West Africa. I learned the power of resilience and the value of diversity.

16 Dec 2020

Growing needs for thousands of displaced Ethiopians in Sudan

As families reunite, their greatest needs are food, water, shelter and sanitation. All long for peace so they can return home.

16 Dec 2020

UNHCR at 70: proud of our work but in no mood to celebrate

For seven decades, colleagues in the UN Refugee Agency have protected, saved and changed millions of lives. But how much better it would be, says High Commissioner Filippo Grandi, if no one was compelled to flee at all…

14 Dec 2020

UNHCR forum weighs lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic

The final session of this year's High Commissioner's Dialogue considered solutions for responding to future global emergencies.

10 Dec 2020