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.
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.
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.
Wila is a mother with two young children, and like all mothers, she does everything she can to ensure her children are healthy, happy and have clean clothes for school each day.
Before I traveled to Ethiopia, I rarely thought about how much water I use on a daily basis.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and its partners have regained access to the Mai Aini and Adi Harush camps for Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.
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.
Thank you for taking this opportunity to test your knowledge and to learn more about strong refugee and displaced families, how they persevere in the face of so many challenges and how your love can support them in building the lives they choose.
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.
UNHCR is extremely worried about the fate of thousands of Eritrean refugees currently trapped in two refugee camps in Ethiopia’s Tigray region as conflict escalates in and around the camps.
Millions of individuals have been forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations. Learn more about the number of refugees from various regions and the countries in which they are most often resettling.
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.
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 is deeply alarmed at the deteriorating conditions faced by Eritrean refugees in the camps in Tigray.
Despite grave threats to their safety, refugee mothers like Aisha are strong, resilient and determined to secure their children’s futures.
Over the last 30 years, hundreds of thousands of people have fled Somalia because of political instability and a dangerous civil war.
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
The UN Refugee Agency is working with partner organizations and the Sudanese government to establish programs to help vulnerable Ethiopian refugees and their host communities.