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Past articles by UNHCR,:

Meet 7 young champions taking action for refugees in their communities

Be inspired and join our network of young champions! → Read More

4 cities that embrace refugees— yours should, too.

On World Cities Day, we celebrate the importance of including everyone in building strong and vibrant hometowns. → Read More

17 overlooked ways refugees are leading on sustainable development

In 2015, the United Nations adopted a set of goals to end poverty, eradicate inequality and halt or reverse the severe effects of climate change by 2030. These 17 goals — known collectively as the… → Read More

Running away saved my life — but now I run toward something

The postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games gave Olympic runner and South Sudanese refugee Yiech Pur Biel an opportunity to reflect on his life story so far — and the chance to improve his time for… → Read More

Refugees raise voices to push for racial justice

The police brutality that sparked protests in the United States and beyond reminds some refugees of the bigotry they fled — and sometimes still encounter in places they now call home. Here are some… → Read More

5 ways to support refugees during the coronavirus crisis

The coronavirus has changed our lives. We fear for our loved ones. We live isolated from friends and family. Some of us are mourning people we’ve lost to the disease. Yet stories of hope, resilience… → Read More

This is what it is like to live with a disability when you’re displaced

Bawk Ra from Myanmar lost the ability to walk when she was five. Then she lost her home. With a smartphone, some training and help from her family, she captured her life on camera. As a result of… → Read More

Climate change and displacement

How conflict and climate change form a toxic combination that drives people from their homes → Read More

8 refugees fighting for the planet

This is the picture youth activist Greta Thunberg paints on the global climate crisis, which may well be the defining fight of our lifetime. It is a fight that, if lost, could cost us everything… → Read More

Refugees need to take part peace agreement implementation to ensure a stronger future for South…

Just under a decade ago, on 9 July 2011, the people of South Sudan celebrated as they became citizens of the world’s newest country. Independence had arrived at last, but with the outbreak of civil… → Read More

The life of displaced Venezuelan youth, as seen through their own eyes

Leaving Venezuela was not a choice for thousands of young Venezuelans — hunger, lack of medicine, political persecution and the urgency to support their at-risk families drove them away from their… → Read More

6 highlights from a celebration of refugee strength at Art Basel

This year at the prestigious art fair, visitors can encounter work by and about refugees. → Read More

This is the shocking scale of human suffering I’ve seen in Yemen

UNHCR’s Bathoul Ahmed describes some of the horrors she has witnessed while working in war-torn Yemen. → Read More

This is what it’s like to live through freezing winter in a war zone

In Ukraine, winter temperatures make life hard for thousands of people whose lives have already been torn apart by conflict. → Read More

Let’s forge a stronger, fairer response to refugee situations

UN member states have taken the historic decision of agreeing on a new framework — the Global Compact on Refugees. → Read More

This is how businesses can help refugees – UN Refugee Agency –

UN High Commissioner for Refugees says the private sector can drive change. → Read More

This is what happened when a refugee girl took charge at UNHCR

Sandy Alqas Botros from Iraq explains why she is determined to make a difference for women and girls. → Read More

Refugee speakers steal show at historic TEDx event – UN Refugee Agency –

Tens of thousands tune in to first ever TEDx in a refugee camp. → Read More

Stage set for first ever TEDx event in a refugee camp

On 9 June, TEDxKakumaCamp will feature 12 expert speakers exploring the theme ‘Thrive,’ in a historic event by and for refugees. → Read More

A lifetime of war – UN Refugee Agency –

All spent under the shroud of a war they had no business creating. Each of these Syrian refugee children, from the smiling twin girls in Jordan to the boy who is beating the odds in Lebanon, have… → Read More