These are the stories of six refugees who found safety in Ethiopia and rebuilt their lives.
With more than 900,000 refugees and asylum-seekers living inside the country, Ethiopia is home to the second largest refugee population in Africa.
A full-scale humanitarian crisis has been unfolding in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. More than 46,000 people fled to neighboring Sudan and another 1.7 million have been internally displaced.
Somali refugees Amina and her family arrive at Bur Amino camp in Ethiopia after a long journey from home.
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State expresses shock at the number of South Sudanese refugees flowing into Ethiopia and says U.S. public must increase their assistance.
Ethiopia has overtaken Kenya to become the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa, sheltering 629,718 refugees as of the end of July.
A school in a South Sudanese refugee camp in Ethiopia is run by 17 teachers who are refugees themselves, chosen from among 45,000 refugees who live in the camp.
Board treasurer Yasmin Causer joins a mission trip to Ethiopia to learn more about UNHCR’s work to help refugees.
The demand for education among the children, whose families have fled fighting in Sudan, is so great that new classrooms must be built.
Usman and her mother, now living in Sherkole refugee camp, learn to cope with the loss of her leg, wondering about their missing family members.
Life in a tent in this refugee camp used to spell sleepless nights and fraught days for 33-year-old Mako and her six children.
The situation for refugees fleeing Sudan has become critical, with more than 200,000 people displaced into neighboring South Sudan and Ethiopia.
$145 million needed for emergency aid for tens of thousands of civilians fleeing violence in Sudan and seeking shelter in Ethiopia and South Sudan.
Before I traveled to Ethiopia, I rarely thought about how much water I use on a daily basis.
The number of Ethiopian refugees streaming into eastern Sudan has now surpassed 40,000 since the crisis in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region began.
UNHCR is working to establish new camps and expand existing ones in neighboring Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya to cope with the influx of refugees from South Sudan.
Conflict has threatened the lives of thousands of people in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. But despite adversity, refugees continue to show compassion to those around them.
Since 2020, more than 46,000 refugees have fled violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, finding refuge in neighboring Sudan. Meet four refugees from the Tigray region and see how they are rebuilding.
When refugees flee violence, most are forced to leave behind their birth certificates. Without this legal document, they can be denied access to basic services. Your generosity can help refugees reclaim their identities — and rebuild their lives.
The refugee situation in South Sudan is now one of the most critical UNHCR faces and more funding is needed.
Yemen is the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. More than 4 million people have been uprooted from their homes and 20 million are in dire need of humanitarian assistance.
Bombed out of their villages. Attacked by planes as they flee. It’s a living hell for the displaced people of Sudan.
A refugee camp is intended as a temporary accommodation for people who have been forced to flee their home because of violence and persecution. Refugee camps are practical during emergencies for delivering lifesaving aid, but many refugees displaced are living through protracted situations that require longer term care.
UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards' statement on the worsening refugee crisis in South Sudan
Despite grave threats to their safety, refugee mothers like Aisha are strong, resilient and determined to secure their children’s futures.