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.
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.
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.
Employee volunteer benefit program gives USA for UNHCR staff a chance to give back to communities and causes they are passionate about.
Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been remarkable progress for vaccine inclusion of millions of refugees and displaced people but logistical challenges continue to pose a challenge.
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.
On World Health Day, UNHCR is calling for concerted international action and solidarity to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccinations.
During the coronavirus pandemic, UNHCR has supported new efforts to protect the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of refugees, including online and recreational activities.
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.
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.
UNHCR is concerned about the new U.S. practice of transferring asylum-seekers and migrants, expelled under a U.S. public health order, by aircraft from the United States to southern Mexico.
Mike Woodman of UNHCR’s Public Health Section explains how the organization is working to ensure millions of forcibly displaced people worldwide are protected from the COVID-19 virus.
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.