“Before the gangs, there was a moment when everything was good.” Shelter in Mexico gives a father and son from Honduras a chance to recover while waiting on their asylum claim.
U.S. expands their refugee resettlement program to help people fleeing deadly violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
Bordertown mechanic gives spare room over to men, women and children fleeing violence in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
As the world focuses on Syria, South Sudan, Yemen and other flashpoints, a silent crisis is brewing in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
Gang violence, extortion, persecution, poverty and food insecurity continue to force hundreds of thousands of people from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to flee their homes in search of safety.
Gang violence in Central America is forcing thousands of families and unaccompanied children to flee for safety.
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.
Hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing their homes in Central America out of fear of violence, extortion and trafficking. Many choose to leave their home countries and seek asylum in a neighboring country.
These are the stories of four Central Americans who faced dire circumstances before finding hope in a new country.
Around the world, millions of LGBTI people endure the consequences of ignorance and hate every day. Discrimination and violence shape their lives, forcing many to suffer in silence or risk greater threat to their safety.
Priscilla left everything behind to save her daughter from a life of sexual abuse.
Casa del Migrante, Tijuana's oldest shelter for asylum-seekers, has been a house of refuge for thousands of families on their journey to safety.
UNHCR releases report expressing concern at the increasing numbers of children in the Americas forced from their homes, propelled by violence, insecurity and abuse in their communities and at home.
UNHCR Mexico is ushering in a multi-year planning model aimed at ensuring the continuity of programs that help refugees from the moment they apply for asylum to their full integration.
When Claudia fled El Salvador to escape death threats, her son, Samuel, was forced to spend months on the run, causing him to fall behind in school.
The number of refugees and asylum-seekers from Central America seeking safety in the United States has soared in recent years. Here's what you need to know about U.S. asylum and border policies.
Once persecuted by gangs in El Salvador, Maria now lives in peace — and with hope.
Central America and Mexico are facing unprecedented pressure as the number of people seeking international protection rises at a time when access to asylum is being limited by border restrictions.
USA for UNHCR’s Shion Ishikura traveled to Mexico and saw firsthand how donations are making a direct impact on the lives of people fleeing violence in Central America’s Northern Triangle.
Meet this year's winner of the Nansen Award, an honor that recognizes the bravery and compassion of those who have gone above and beyond for displaced and stateless people.
The humanitarian situation at the U.S.-Mexico border is complex but one thing is simple -- families who are fleeing violence and persecution deserve our compassion.
Thanks to the support of USA for UNHCR donors, displaced families from Central America are finding opportunities to rebuild their lives. Check out some of their stories.
Anna Spindler is the UN Refugee Agency’s Head of Supply Management and Logistics. With her committed and passionate team, Anna ensures that refugees and other people of concern get the blankets, tents and other relief items they need. Last year alone, Anna assisted with humanitarian crises in Bangladesh, Syria, Uganda, Angola and many other countries. This interview demonstrates the critical role donor support plays in Anna’s work.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today announced the appointment of actor, director, producer and philanthropist Ben Stiller as its newest global Goodwill Ambassador.
While the horror stories of family separation have faded from the headlines, the crisis is far from over, with the suffering, confusion, and uncertainty caused by this policy continuing, unabated.