On World Health Day, UNHCR is calling for concerted international action and solidarity to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccinations.
In a year marked by the pandemic, UNHCR’s key focus was to advocate for the inclusion of refugees in COVID-19 national response plans.
When the opportunity to help during the COVID-19 crisis presented itself, Lubab jumped right in. “If you can help, if you have the capability, please do it because the help is needed."
USA for UNHCR Executive Director and CEO Anne-Marie Grey discusses the importance of including refugees in the global COVID-19 response.
The COVID-19 outbreak is a global challenge that must be addressed through international solidarity and cooperation. Alongside other UN agencies and partner organizations, UNHCR has been following developments closely and working at global and country levels in line with the COVID-19 guidance issued by the World Health Organization.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is threatening the lives and rights of refugee, displaced and stateless women and girls, UNHCR warns on International Women’s Day.
USA for UNHCR Executive Director and CEO Anne-Marie Grey and South Sudanese refugee Mary Maker reflect on three imperatives to ensure equitable COVID-19 vaccine access for refugees.
Global response to the COVID-19 pandemic offers insights on how to mitigate the impact of climate change on displaced populations, says UNHCR’s Gillian Triggs.
Approximately 84 percent of the refugee population are hosted in low to middle-income countries with weak health, water and sanitation systems, where the coronavirus (COVID-19) could easily and rapidly spread. To date, there have been no reports of coronavirus infections among refugees and asylum seekers. This, however, could change at any time.
UNHCR met with approximately 100 NGOs to discuss how to strengthen partnerships when responding to COVID-19 and other pandemics.
Proper handwashing is one of the most important measures to reduce and prevent the spread of COVID-19. But for millions of refugees, accessing clean water and sanitation are a daily challenge.
Poor and vulnerable communities across the world, including the forcibly displaced, struggle with the pandemic’s far-reaching consequences.
Ensuring that children continue to learn during a pandemic has required resourcefulness and innovation. See how UNHCR has helped education continue for displaced children around the world!
During the pandemic, millions of stateless people are struggling to access healthcare and other basic services because they lack identity documents.
Meet three refugee women overcoming extraordinary challenges to support their families and communities during the pandemic.
UNHCR calls on States to expedite the roll-out of vaccination campaigns and remove barriers that limit access to vaccines for the world’s 82.4 million forcibly displaced people.
All states must manage their borders as they see fit, but these measures should not result in closing avenues to asylum or forcing people to return to situations of danger.
UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection said government responses have ranged from the most humane through to blanket denials of access to asylum and forced returns.
On World Health Day, let’s take a look at some of the ways generous American donors are supporting the UN Refugee Agency’s work to prevent and protect refugees from the pandemic
Funding is part of wider UN appeal for US$2 billion to safeguard ‘millions of people who are least able to protect themselves’ from the new coronavirus.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the World Food Program (WFP) are warning that severe underfunding, conflict and disasters threaten to leave millions of refugees across Africa without food.
UNHCR is urging governments and donors to help bridge critical gaps by ensuring the inclusion of refugee students in national education systems and the continuity of higher education programs.
UNHCR’s leading public health expert says prevention and inclusion must be at the heart of the response for displaced people, especially in areas with weak health services.
The UN Refugee Agency is calling on States to urgently release refugees and asylum-seekers who are being unlawfully and arbitrarily held in detention.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi appeals to the government of the United States to swiftly lift the public health-related asylum restrictions that remain in effect at the border.