Refugee firefighters honoured for their bravery in protecting Mauritania's environment
For their tenacious efforts to put out bushfires and plant trees, the Mbera Fire Brigade has been named the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award regional winner for Africa.
'I am you and you are me': UNHCR staff draw on first-hand knowledge of displacement
On World Humanitarian Day, we talked to three colleagues whose own experience of being forced to flee their homes inspires and informs their work.
To support trafficking victims, UNHCR urges more protection services in Africa
Refugees fight fires to preserve Mauritania's environment
Malian refugees and local Mauritanians are fighting wildfires as part of wider efforts to stem the impacts of climate change on an increasingly fragile environment.
Warming climate threatens livelihoods of Malian refugees and Mauritanians
Lake Mahmouda, a vital source of water and food for refugees and local communities in Mauritania, is under threat as an increasingly hostile climate causes it to shrink.
Refugees and locals in Mauritania exchange strategies for adapting to climate change
Malian refugees living in Mauritania are applying and sharing techniques from back home to grow food and protect the environment.
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.
Baaba Maal appeals for support for Sahel
Senegalese musician, singer and UNHCR supporter calls for action to end world's fastest growing displacement crisis.