Stories

Canada's Samra Habib champions the rights of LGBTI refugees

The photographer, author and activist reflects on growing up fast as child refugee in Toronto – and why she fights for equality and 'a sense of belonging'.

17 May 2020

In their host countries, two LGBTI refugees from Venezuela start new lives

LGBTI refugees often face a long road to safety. But for a gay man and a transwoman from Venezuela, building new lives in their host countries represented a 'rebirth.'

17 May 2020

UNHCR receives huge donation to fight coronavirus

Unilever is donating millions of bars of soap, hand sanitizer and other supplies to help displaced people in dozens of countries prevent COVID-19.

17 May 2020

Conflict and pandemic drive more people to risk deadly sea route from Libya

A Sudanese teenager survived brushes with death in a quest for asylum, but rising insecurity and COVID-19 restrictions drove him to risk all on the open seas.

15 May 2020

Honduran family starts new life across the country, but terror is never far

Hounded by gangs, the family was among hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people on the run within this small Central American nation.

15 May 2020

Venezuelan counsellors offer fellow refugees 'psychological first aid'

In Peru, Venezuelan mental health professionals are reaching out to the diaspora with remote sessions to help them cope in the coronavirus pandemic.

14 May 2020

UN agencies warn conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic present a significant threat to life in Libya

Joint statement by OCHA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNFPA, WFP, WHO, IOM.

13 May 2020

Coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on displaced Venezuelans

COVID-19 stay-at-home orders have taken a heavy toll on Venezuelan refugees and migrants, many of whom were barely scraping by even before the pandemic hit.

12 May 2020

Refugee children hard hit by coronavirus school closures

Going to school was already a daily challenge for many displaced children around the world. Now there are fears some may not return after COVID-19 lockdowns lift.

11 May 2020