USA for UNHCR’s mission is to protect and empower the world’s refugees. Using storytelling to engender empathy is critical to what we do. But it’s not enough.
According to latest UNHCR data, only 15,425 refugees were resettled from January to the end of September this year, compared to 50,086 over the same period last year.
The situation in Iraq is desperate. The needs are real. Millions of Iraqis have been forced to abandon their homes after decades of conflict and violence.
UNHCR High Commissioner António Guterres and Special Envoy Angelina Jolie warn about the scale of the crisis in the Mediterranean.
Proposed relocation scheme for 160,000 refugees from Greece, Italy and Hungary would go a long way to address the refugee crisis.
A mother and kindergarten teacher, Hope fled the violence plaguing her home country of Nigeria with her daughters. Two of her daughters went missing at sea.
Noori Shtaat didn’t hesitate to let his wife and five children flee the war in Syria ahead of him. His journey to reunite with them took nearly two years.
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UNHCR and the World Food Program praise the regional government in Iraq for opening borders to almost 200,000 Syrian refugees.
Jean is among more than 40,000 people who have fled violence in the Central African Republic and crossed the river to Democratic Republic of Congo.
Three years after the onset of the conflict there, Syria has become the world's leading country of forced displacement, with more than 9 million people uprooted from their homes.
In June 2018, Khaled Hosseini, an Afghan-born American and the author of 'The Kite Runner,' traveled to Lebanon as a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador. Still haunted by the image of the lifeless body of Alan Kurdi — the 3-year-old Syrian refugee boy who died at sea while fleeing to Europe in 2015 — he wanted to understand what drives families to make such desperate journeys. Here are a few of the people Khaled met.
Conflict has threatened the lives of thousands of people in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. But despite adversity, refugees continue to show compassion to those around them.