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.
Gang violence in Central America is forcing thousands of families and unaccompanied children to flee for safety.
These are the stories of four Central Americans who faced dire circumstances before finding hope in a new country.
Crime, extortion and gang violence have forced more than 360,000 people to flee El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
Forced displacement from Central America is straining asylum capacity across the region.
Countries across Latin America are calling on refugee and migrant health workers to support their national responses to COVID-19.
Families and unaccompanied children are fleeing horrific gang violence.
“It is a legacy I am still doing on behalf of my late father.” Learn how this former refugee finds strength in his faith and through carrying on family Ramadan traditions.
Germain Dosseh is an American citizen, a police officer, an Army veteran and a father raising his family in Phoenix, Arizona. But Germain is also a former refugee from West Africa and overcame tremendous obstacles to find peace and a chance for a better life. Take a moment to learn more about Officer Germain Dosseh and how he is giving back to his community in Phoenix.
Bordertown mechanic gives spare room over to men, women and children fleeing violence in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
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.
Chobani yogurt CEO, Hamdi Ulukaya, pledges to support refugees around the world through his new foundation, Tent.
As an American fighter pilot, Scott Cooper served in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now out of uniform, he’s on a new mission: advocating for refugees on Capitol Hill.
On Friday, October 18th, data scientists, designers and students came together to #HackABetterWorld for refugees.
These are the stories of six refugees who found safety in Ethiopia and rebuilt their lives.
Google is dedicating this week to supporting refugees and migrants around the world and we could not be more excited.
On Friday November 2, over eighty data scientists, students, engineers and people from across the globe gathered in San Francisco to #HackABetterWorld for refugees.
U.S. expands their refugee resettlement program to help people fleeing deadly violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
During the first weekend in November, over 80 data scientists came together to change the world for refugees. And the results are in!
From July 27 - 29, USA for UNHCR virtually participated in Microsoft’s Hack for Good with fourteen volunteers from across Microsoft.
Refugees flee with few possessions and are often unprepared for winter weather, lacking even the most basic protections against the cold. But, thanks to our donors, UNHCR — the UN Refugee Agency — is on the ground helping refugees stay warm, providing protection from the cold, cash assistance, emergency shelter and much more.
1.2 billion people, including millions of refugees, live in extreme poverty on just $1.50 a day. You can change this!
More than 138,000 refugees, mainly ethnic Kurds fleeing militant threats to towns in northern Syria, have crossed into southern Turkey since Friday.
USA for UNHCR’s nationwide community of supporters go above and beyond every day to make a lasting impact on the lives of refugees and displaced people worldwide. In 2019, more than 1200 Community Fundraisers organized events and hosted online fundraisers, raising more than $400,000 in support of refugees.
Funding shortfall forces World Food Program to stop food assistance for more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees; UNHCR calls on international community to support the urgent needs.