Stories

Proud camels and peaceful doves: gifts with meaning

UNHCR's online marketplace, MADE51, offers ornaments handmade by refugee artisans

17 Nov 2020

'I want all Shona women to see that they can be anything they want'

Over 18,000 stateless people in Kenya struggle to access basic services as they lack official identity documents. A young woman has made history as the first stateless Shona woman to make it to university.

11 Nov 2020

Cash aid brings relief to Libyan families uprooted by clashes

After fighting in Tripoli twice drove Hanan and her children from their homes, they finally found refuge in an unfinished building before receiving financial help from UNHCR.

5 Nov 2020

Space, shelter and scarce resources - coping with COVID-19

As the pandemic surges, data visualization shows how displaced people have to contend with extreme overcrowding and limited access to basics such as soap and water.

4 Nov 2020

'Give us a seat at the table and we'll change the world'

At the High Commissioner's Dialogue on Protection Challenges, participants say those who are forcibly displaced are eager and qualified to help rebuild communities devastated by COVID-19.

22 Oct 2020

International community must act with 'urgency' to end crisis in Central Sahel

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi tells conference that COVID-19 adds a new threat to a region already grappling with record numbers forced to flee their homes.

21 Oct 2020

Baaba Maal appeals for support for Sahel

Senegalese musician, singer and UNHCR supporter calls for action to end world's fastest growing displacement crisis.

20 Oct 2020

As COVID-19 rages, Mexican firm steps up to save lives

Partly staffed by refugees, storied appliance maker Mabe turns its production to safeguarding Latin America's first responders.

16 Oct 2020

Innovative 'keyhole' gardens help refugees improve their nutrition

A unique yet simple approach to growing vegetables is diversifying refugees' diets in Tanzania's refugee camps.

16 Oct 2020