We recently spoke with UNHCR's Besem Obenson to learn more about how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting Venezuelan refugees living in Medellín, Colombia.
We want refugees to know we stand with them during the coronavirus crisis. Here are five ways you, too, can show solidarity with refugees right now.
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.
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.
During April, leaders from several faiths have introduced changes to their services to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease. What does this mean for religious refugee communities worldwide?
“Now more than ever people have jumped at the chance to help." The coronavirus pandemic is challenging all communities and families but it’s also providing opportunities to find new inspiration and sources of hope.
Epimonia’s Humanity-19 campaign is raising funds to protect refugee communities at risk of contracting the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease
The UN Refugee Agency is scaling up health, water, sanitation and hygiene services to protect refugees during this international health emergency.
Covid-19 is a test not only of our health-care systems and mechanisms for responding to infectious diseases, but also of our ability to work together as a community of nations in the face of a common challenge.
Countries across Latin America are calling on refugee and migrant health workers to support their national responses to COVID-19.
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
All states must manage their borders in the context of this unique crisis as they see fit. But these measures should not result in closure of avenues to asylum, or of forcing people to return to situations of danger....Let us not forget those who are fleeing war and persecution. They need – we all need – solidarity and compassion now more than ever before.
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.
UNHCR is seeking $745 million as it races to prepare for and prevent outbreaks of COVID-19 among refugees and other displaced populations around the globe.
With almost two million cases reported worldwide in 203 countries, the coronavirus pandemic is a global challenge that affects us all - including refugees and other people displaced by conflict or persecution.
International artists, professors and friends from 30 countries join Maestro Shlomo Mintz and team up for a globe-spanning performance in support of the UN Refugee Agency’s COVID-19 appeal.
In a new report, UNHCR predicts that COVID-19 will have catastrophic effects on refugee education if the international community does not take bold and immediate action.
During the coronavirus pandemic, UNHCR has supported new efforts to protect the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of refugees, including online and recreational activities.
Mustafa has taken to social media to rally his community to help vulnerable neighbors during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). With some help, Mustafa is organizing grocery deliveries for local families.
Join USA for UNHCR on May 5, at 1:00 P.M., Eastern time, for our #GivingTuesdayNow video call. On this global day of unity, we will be coming together to discuss coronavirus and how it is impacting refugees around the world and what UNHCR is doing on the ground to protect refugees.
Growing up in the DR Congo, Wandaka’s passion for farming developed at a very young age. Today, he's helping feed his Austin, Texas community during the coronavirus pandemic.
Empowering Refugees with Hope and Opportunity
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.
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."