Pregnant women, new mothers and babies are among the most vulnerable refugees. From nutrition supplements to warm blankets to baby clothing, these gifts will help a mother care for her child.
During refugee crises, UNHCR rushes in humanitarian aid and its expert staff, leading efforts to save lives and relieve suffering.
As food shortages start to affect refugee camps in South Sudan, it is the youngest who are suffering most.
A year after the onset of the Somalia famine, Aden has regained the body weight he lost over the past year and can now walk, eat and sleep.
As of today, 227 Yemeni refugees have arrived in Djibouti together with an unknown number of other nationals, but have not asked for asylum.
The passion and commitment of UNHCR staff in the field is unmatched. They are real-life heroes, saving lives and protecting rights every day.
The UN Refugee Agency has raised the alarm over health conditions among refugees in two South Sudan camps.
The health situation in South Sudan's refugee camps has become a main priority as inflow increases and flooding conditions worsen.
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.
Starving Syrian civilians were trapped in a horrifying humanitarian crisis until UNHCR aid convoys arrived this week.
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.
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.
A week after Congolese civilians began fleeing into western Uganda, UNHCR is trying to reach the thousands of people still spread along the border and manage the situation at an increasingly crowded transit facility in Uganda.
Hidden away among the rows of identical tents lives Bubukwanga transit center's youngest inhabitant – three-day-old Andrea Bandora.
After arriving from Central African Republic, entire families are malnourished, the young less able to survive the long periods of deprivation and hardship.
When 13-year-old South Sudanese refugee Yayo Tangko turned up at the Boroli refugee settlement in Uganda with her four younger siblings, she feared the worst for her missing parents.
World Food Programme ends food distributions and introduces cash grants for the 13,000 refugees from Central African Republic.
Rohingya refugees were forced to flee their homes in Myanmar to escape horrific violence and persecution — this is one of the largest exodus of refugees witnessed in recent decades.
Approximately 5,000 people leave Venezuela every day because of political strife, human rights abuses and lack of economic opportunity. The vast majority are seeking refuge in neighboring Latin American countries and the Caribbean.
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.
Approximately 20 million people in Yemen, Nigeria, South Sudan and Somalia are at immediate risk of famine. But what exactly is famine and how can we stop it?