Stories

'All over the province, people want to buy our rice'

A group of refugee women are growing rice on a large scale, becoming the largest rice producers in Angola's Lunda Norte province.

27 Aug 2021

"I hope the focus on Afghanistan will continue. UNHCR is here for the long run."

UNHCR's Representative in Afghanistan, Caroline Van Buren, describes the current situation in the country and how our staff and partners are helping displaced people.

26 Aug 2021

Grandi calls for peace in Ethiopia, stresses 'there is no military solution'

High Commissioner for Refugees visits eastern Sudan to bring focus to the situation of nearly 48,000 Ethiopians who have fled Tigray.

25 Aug 2021

Refugee Para athletes relish chance to compete at global level

Six refugee athletes lead the parade at the Tokyo Paralympics Opening Ceremony, sending a powerful message to the 12 million forcibly displaced people living with disabilities.

24 Aug 2021

UNHCR's Grandi urges greater support for Sudan and South Sudan

With nearly 7 million Sudanese and South Sudanese displaced within and outside their countries, finding solutions based on peace and development is crucial for their future.

24 Aug 2021

A note for the world's most courageous sports team

Footballer and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Alphonso Davies has some words of encouragement for the Refugee Paralympic Team as the Paralympic Games kicks off in Tokyo tomorrow.

23 Aug 2021

Burundian taekwondo athlete set to make his mark at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Parfait Hakizimana has overcome numerous challenges to take the stage in Tokyo as part of the Refugee Paralympic Team.

20 Aug 2021

'Climate action should be a major focus of emergency preparedness'

UNHCR has more than 17,800 staff working around the world. This World Humanitarian Day, meet Ehsanul Hoque, who works with the environment unit in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

19 Aug 2021

'We've found peace, stability and quality of life'

Venezuelan refugee mothers start over in northern Mexico.

18 Aug 2021