Stories

Living amid ruins, Afghans get help to build shelters

Afghanistan's shortage of decent and affordable housing is one of the biggest challenges facing millions of displaced and returning refugees. A new project is offering some a solution.

3 Jul 2020

Uganda opens border to thousands fleeing Congo violence

Country lifts COVID-19 closure to admit refugees escaping escalating violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

1 Jul 2020

Refugees and their host communities in India hard hit by coronavirus lockdown

Life was already a struggle for many of the 40,276 refugees registered with UNHCR in India, but the coronavirus pandemic has made their survival even more precarious.

1 Jul 2020

Enhanced support for Syria refugees vital amid COVID-19 pandemic - UNHCR chief

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi tells donors enhanced support is needed to prevent refugees and their hosts from slipping "deeper into poverty and despair."

30 Jun 2020

Economic misery engulfs Syrian refugees and their hosts

In Lebanon, the capacity of local community and Syrian refugees to provide mutual support is being stretched to breaking point by economic turmoil and the COVID-19 crisis.

29 Jun 2020

David Morrissey: 'I've seen the difference resettlement can make'

At the end of last year, UNHCR's Goodwill Ambassador David Morrissey travelled to Egypt, where he met refugees displaced from across the Middle East and Africa.

27 Jun 2020

More than 30,000 refugees flee violence in northwestern Nigeria in last two months alone

Growing insecurity forces thousands, mainly women and children, to seek safety in neighbouring Niger.

26 Jun 2020

For Salvadoran LGBTI people, "At the moment, it's riskier than ever"

A transgender activist speaks with Mexican actor Alfonso Herrera about how the LGBTI community in El Salvador is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

26 Jun 2020

Cate Blanchett receives award for humanitarian work with UNHCR

Actor and director Cate Blanchett wins Variety award and honours Alessandra Morelli, representative in Niger for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.

25 Jun 2020