South Sudanese refugee Naomi Chol, who studies at a school in Kenya funded by Angelina Jolie Pitt, scores high on nation-wide exam.
Amani Kishonge Ruhimbana is proof that living in a refugee camp does not automatically mean an idle, helpless life.
Ethiopian refugee, Alem, plunged into life in her adopted community, forging new, life-restoring bonds, and was soon elected to the community council.
Molly Fyvie traveled from her home near Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Kakuma refugee camp to learn more about UNHCR’s work to help refugees.
Ethiopia has overtaken Kenya to become the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa, sheltering 629,718 refugees as of the end of July.
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.
"Having traveled extensively during my 50 years, I’ve witnessed extreme poverty and heart-wrenching situations... but none came close to what I witnessed first hand in the refugee camps and settlements in Kenya and Uganda."
The world’s first TEDx event in a refugee camp took place in June 2018. Kakuma refugee camp hosts approximately 185,000 refugees in northwestern Kenya. Twelve speakers and three musicians provided a different understanding of life as a refugee and inspire thousands with their stories of resilience and creativity.
Education is a path to a brighter future that is often out of reach for refugee girls and boys. A school uniform is especially important to foster a strong sense of community within the school.
Help refugees rebuild their lives. You can provide families with seeds and gardening tools, which they can use to grow food both to feed themselves and generate income for other basic necessities.
Invest in refugee children by supporting their teachers — some of the most dedicated educators in the world! You can provide teachers with the training materials they need to give their students a solid foundation of learning.
Children who flee often don’t eat for days on end and arrive to camps malnourished. You can provide a supply of therapeutic food and help a severely malnourished refugee child recover.
Support Team Refugees at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and follow along as they bring hope and inspiration to refugees and help raise awareness of the global refugee crisis.
Spiraling violence, conflict and a severe food shortage have endangered millions of lives.
Planting and harvesting food not only allows refugees to feed and care for their families, it provides them with an opportunity to earn a living and reclaim their independence.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is appealing for urgent support to help displaced people and local host communities affected by the catastrophic drought in the Horn of Africa.
When Batulo and Salad went to the airport in NH to fetch their 13-year old son Abdifatah, it was no ordinary airport pick-up.
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.
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.
USA for UNHCR is leading a movement to build awareness by supporting resettled refugees in the U.S. and promoting acceptance and understanding. The U.S. has been the global leader in resettling refugees since the 1970s. Learn more about the process, which involves screening by eight federal agencies and takes years.
As South Sudan marks its fourth year of independence, conflict continues pushes the numbers of displaced people ever higher.
There are many ways to help refugees, including where you purchase the gifts you give. This holiday season put your gift-giving to work for good.
Nearly 2.3 million South Sudanese have fled to neighboring countries due to violent conflict throughout the country.
Through the universal language of computer programing, I can collaborate with refugees to help them solve the most pressing issues in their lives.
Epimonia’s Humanity-19 campaign is raising funds to protect refugee communities at risk of contracting the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease