Stories

Birth registration drive brings Congo's indigenous in from the shadows

A campaign by the Republic of the Congo and UNHCR provides birth certificates to thousands of Congolese at risk of statelessness, including indigenous people

11 Nov 2021

Dwindling rains in northern Cameroon spark conflict and displacement

The worst intercommunal fighting ever seen in Cameroon's Far North Region was triggered by attempts to adapt to climate change.

10 Nov 2021

In Honduras, climate change is one more factor sparking displacement

With hurricanes and other extreme weather events becoming ever more powerful and frequent, increasing numbers of people in gang-wracked Honduras are having to flee their homes.

9 Nov 2021

Climate change is an emergency for everyone, everywhere

A devastating convergence of conflict and climate change is driving displacement and making life even more precarious for those forced to flee.

9 Nov 2021

Poet and activist Emi Mahmoud brings voices of refugees to COP26

Poet and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Emtithal (Emi) Mahmoud had conversations with refugees in several countries before composing the poem she will perform at the UN climate change meeting in Glasgow this week.

8 Nov 2021

Meet the Syrian cartoonist behind UNHCR's first-ever NFT fundraiser

To mark the UN Refugee Agency's 70th anniversary, award-winning cartoonist Hani Abbas has created seven images that will be sold as digital assets to raise funds for Afghanistan.

4 Nov 2021

Volunteers boost Sama Bajau birth registration amid pandemic

Since 2019, a community outreach programme has registered 900 of the indigenous seafarers in the Philippines who were at risk of statelessness.

4 Nov 2021

Rohingya refugees restore depleted forest in Bangladesh

Four years after swathes of forest in southern Bangladesh were cleared to make way for Rohingya refugees, projects to restore the ecosystem and "re-green" the camps are yielding results.

3 Nov 2021

Warming climate threatens livelihoods of Malian refugees and Mauritanians

Lake Mahmouda, a vital source of water and food for refugees and local communities in Mauritania, is under threat as an increasingly hostile climate causes it to shrink.

30 Oct 2021