Over the last 30 years, hundreds of thousands of people have fled Somalia because of political instability and a dangerous civil war.
Mahamoud doesn’t let being a refugee stop him from dreaming big
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.
Inside Somalia, UNHCR has helped more than 16,000 internally displaced people return voluntarily to their homes this year.
Humanitarian crises in Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia have forced more than a million of each country’s citizens to flee for their lives.
A former refugee from Somalia, Fatima has dedicated her life to empowering others in her community. In Salt Lake City, she is leading efforts to amplify the voices of refugees and to help them create meaningful bonds with their new American neighbors.
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.
Yemen is one of the largest humanitarian crises of our time. Millions have been forced to flee their homes and 24 million are in dire need of assistance.
With almost two million cases reported worldwide in 203 countries, the coronavirus pandemic is a global challenge that affects us all - including refugees and other people displaced by conflict or persecution.
Somali refugees Amina and her family arrive at Bur Amino camp in Ethiopia after a long journey from home.
Many Somali refugees have been able to rebuild their lives and thrive in their new homes. Meet five Somali refugees who fled their homes but are working toward a brighter future.
Epimonia’s Humanity-19 campaign is raising funds to protect refugee communities at risk of contracting the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease
These are the stories of six refugees who found safety in Ethiopia and rebuilt their lives.
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.
To counter the rise of negative rhetoric and to address lies and stereotypes about the refugee experience, Mustafa created a monthly dinner program where refugees can connect with their communities.
UNHCR is preparing to receive as many as 130,000 refugees who could flee by boat to Africa to escape the conflict in Yemen.
2011 has been a record year for forced displacement across borders, with more people becoming refugees than at any time since 2000.
Amani Kishonge Ruhimbana is proof that living in a refugee camp does not automatically mean an idle, helpless life.
Mustafa has taken to social media to rally his community to help vulnerable neighbors during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). With some help, Mustafa is organizing grocery deliveries for local families.
UNHCR pays tribute to the enormous contributions made every year by humanitarian workers, noting that their work has become increasingly dangerous.
UNHCR’s annual Global Trends report said 65.3 million people were displaced as of the end of 2015. This is the first time that the threshold of 60 million has been crossed.
On International Women's Day we celebrate the incredible resilience of refugee women and girls around the world. Despite hardships and trauma endured, refugee women are the lifeblood of their communities.
Five children, living in Yemen, are starting to see a brighter future thanks to support on the ground.
“We’re people just like you, only in different circumstances.” Hear from former refugees as they share their experiences and what it means to be a refugee.
New report says wars, conflict and persecution have forced more people to flee than at any other time since records began.