Stories

Local groups offer vital assistance to newly displaced in Myanmar

UNHCR is partnering with local communities and faith groups to help an estimated 200,000 people driven from their homes by fresh violence since February's military takeover.

22 Jul 2021

Meet the young champion soaring to the top of the chess world

Tanitoluwa Adewumi and his family fled violence in Nigeria and ended up in a homeless shelter in New York, where he learned the game that changed their lives.

20 Jul 2021

Forced from their homes, displaced Congolese in dire need of shelter

As more families flee the DRC's Beni Territory, shelter needs are mounting – over 100,000 families who have found safety in North Kivu urgently need a place to stay.

16 Jul 2021

Displaced Afghan family struggles to cope amid latest violence

A widowed mother-of-four struggling to take care of her family in a camp is among the 270,000 Afghans displaced since the start of the year by the latest upsurge in fighting.

15 Jul 2021

Expelled asylum seekers 'crying out for help' in northern Mexico

Removed from the United States, asylum-seekers fear for their safety in northern Mexico and deadly violence if they return to their Central American homelands.

12 Jul 2021

Displaced nurses provide vital health care to others displaced in Ethiopia's Tigray

As UNHCR and other aid agencies scale up the humanitarian response in conflict-torn Tigray, local communities and the displaced are pulling together to support one another.

5 Jul 2021

Data points to negative impacts of COVID-19 for forcibly displaced women and children

A new data visualization shows how the pandemic has deepened the risks of violence and abuse for displaced women and children.

5 Jul 2021

Displacement leaves families struggling to adapt in Lake Chad region

Years after fleeing jihadist attacks, many displaced people in Chad's Lake Province still cannot return home and are trying to rebuild their lives as best as they can.

2 Jul 2021

'Every little act of kindness will be remembered'

Once a refugee of the war in Viet Nam and now a US Army Colonel, Danielle Ngo has a message for everyone on America's Independence Day.

2 Jul 2021