Stories

'Climate change is the defining crisis of our time and it particularly impacts the displaced'

UNHCR's Special Advisor on Climate Action, Andrew Harper, outlines how global warming is driving displacement, and why decisive action is vital now.

30 Nov 2020

UNHCR chief calls for support for Sudan as it hosts Ethiopia refugees

Filippo Grandi also launches an appeal for nearly US$150 million to help the government of Sudan look after the refugees.

29 Nov 2020

UNHCR Urges UK to Look at Context as it Approaches Asylum Changes

As claims decline, Britain is urged to uphold its tradition of offering protection to those in need

26 Nov 2020

As refugee numbers surge, Ethiopians seek word of loved ones

Over 40,000 Ethiopians have fled the Tigray crisis into eastern Sudan, with no sign of a let-up in new arrivals. Many anxiously hope to be reunited with their families.

26 Nov 2020

Gender-based violence on the rise during lockdowns

Data shows that displaced women and girls worldwide are experiencing increased gender-based violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

25 Nov 2020

Six 'Films of Hope' for uncertain times

Sex and the City co-stars Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon chat about their go-to films for inspiration and what the world needs to fight the coronavirus.

25 Nov 2020

Asylum-seekers tell of relief as they leave Libya for Rwanda

As life-saving evacuation flights to Rwanda resume after nearly a year-long hiatus due to COVID-19, vulnerable asylum seekers put their ordeals in Libya behind them.

20 Nov 2020

'Leave no one behind' in national health plans - UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Operations

Addressing this year's High Commissioner's Dialogue on Protection, Raouf Mazou shines a spotlight on the need for inclusion when it comes to health policies.

19 Nov 2020

'It was a very emotional moment … I felt that now I definitely exist'

After a lifetime of statelessness, Linda finally gained Russian citizenship in 2018. But hundreds of thousands of others across Europe still struggle to attain that basic right.

18 Nov 2020