Stories

Syrian family awaits end of lockdown to start new life in Norway

Airport closure put Wafaa and her family's resettlement on hold, but she hopes that once crisis eases they can leave Lebanon and her teenage son can stop work.

24 Jun 2020

Art provides comfort and hope to Eritrean refugee in Libya

Painting and drawing offers an escape for one refugee living in Tripoli at a time of conflict and a lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic

23 Jun 2020

Live blog: This World Refugee Day, everyone can make a difference

As COVID-19 has shown, solidarity is more important than ever. Join UNHCR today in celebrating refugees' courage and resilience worldwide.

20 Jun 2020

Seven refugees making a difference during the time of COVID-19

By producing soap, treating the sick and shopping for the vulnerable, these refugees from around the world are taking action to fight the coronavirus.

19 Jun 2020

Resolving displacement critical for regional, international stability - UN refugee chief

As forced displacement tops 79.5 million, Filippo Grandi urges UN Security Council to use its authority seek peace and inclusion for the displaced.

18 Jun 2020

Global forced displacement vastly more widespread in 2019

UNHCR's annual Global Trends report finds more people are fleeing war, conflict and persecution worldwide. For many, rebuilding their lives remains out of reach.

18 Jun 2020

Young Ivorian artist designs 2020 World Refugee Day emoji

Graphic designer O'Plérou made world headlines with 365 emojis that change the way people see Africa. Now he has turned his creative spotlight onto refugees.

11 Jun 2020

South Sudanese refugees make tippy taps to promote hygiene in DRC camps

A simple yet effective hygiene initiative is helping refugees make their own handwashing devices to fight COVID-19 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

10 Jun 2020

Restoring Sudan's forest cover, one tree at a time

Refugees and their hosts together plant one million trees in a massive reforestation drive in Sudan's White Nile State.

8 Jun 2020