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Deadly floods and landslides hit Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

Deadly floods and landslides hit Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply saddened by the tragic deaths of six Rohingya refugees as three days of heavy monsoon rains and strong winds pelted massive refugee sites in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday, causing flash floods and landslides. According to...

Refugee health challenges remain high amid COVID-19

Refugee health challenges remain high amid COVID-19

Malaria remained the single most common cause of illness among refugees in 2020, while psychological distress caused by COVID-19, and acute malnutrition constituted major threats to refugees’ health and well-being, according to data released today by UNHCR, the UN...

UNHCR warns of vaccine gap risk for world’s stateless

UNHCR warns of vaccine gap risk for world’s stateless

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is warning today that many of the world’s stateless people may miss out on vaccinations as a result of their lack of citizenship or proof of identity. “There are millions known to be stateless around the world, without the nationality of...

‘Running helped me to find myself’

‘Running helped me to find myself’

Olympic marathon runner and former refugee Yonas Kinde knows first-hand the power of sport to forge friendships, stay healthy and rebuild lives.