Once they reach safety, refugees often need immediate medical care, which these gifts provide. From vaccines to eyeglasses, your generosity can also take care of the long-term health needs of vulnerable women, men and children.
Refugees often arrive at refugee camps and reception centers malnourished and in poor health. That is where the UN Refugee Agency and its partners come in!
An army of 200 alert community health workers go house to house while a hospital dedicated to the treatment of cholera has been set up with the capacity to accommodate as many as 300 beds.
Countries across Latin America are calling on refugee and migrant health workers to support their national responses to COVID-19.
The health situation in South Sudan's refugee camps has become a main priority as inflow increases and flooding conditions worsen.
The UN Refugee Agency has raised the alarm over health conditions among refugees in two South Sudan camps.
Refugees are often victims of traumatic experiences that leave lasting scars if untreated. Here are some of the mental health services available in Kutupalong refugee camp.
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.
We must ensure that refugee communities are included in prevention and protection plans. We must look beyond our country and ensure that we maintain our commitment to refugee communities around the world.
Abdul and his family fled Syria to escape ethnic persecution, but the decision to cross the border into Iraq was for his youngest son who has cerebral palsy.
Treating depression and offering hope in Jordan’s Za’atari camp
“Basic” doesn’t begin to describe the importance of the healthcare you can provide. “Lifesaving” is a far better term. You can ensure that refugees visiting clinics have access to medicine — and a chance to rebuild their lives.
The UN Refugee Agency is scaling up health, water, sanitation and hygiene services to protect refugees during this international health emergency.
See how UNHCR provides health and medical support to people like Abdul, Fatima and their family in Za’atari Camp, Jordan.
During the coronavirus pandemic, UNHCR has supported new efforts to protect the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of refugees, including online and recreational activities.
Salma is one of many women in a cross-generational program working directly with their communities to ensure other refugees are aware of health services they can access.
The words ‘trauma’ or ‘traumatized’ are often used to describe refugees, but UNHCR’s Senior Mental Health Officer Pieter Ventevogel says most in fact cope with adversity.
Water is essential to protect health, prevent the spread of deadly diseases and maintain dignity. But around the world, millions of refugees struggle to get the bare minimum of water they need.
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.
In refugee communities, women and girls play an important role in implementing healthy practices and helping those in need. On World Health Day, check out these five ways refugee women and girls are making the world a healthier place.
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
Each day the Tripoli reception center in Lebanon welcomes between 500 and 1,000 people. Here, refugees can register new births, access health and counseling services and receive vital cash assistance.
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.
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.
As countries drastically reduce entry into their territories owing to the COVID-19 global health crisis, travel arrangements for resettling refugees are currently subject to severe disruptions. UNHCR and IOM are appealing to States, and working in close coordination with them, to ensure that movements can continue for the most critical emergency cases wherever possible.