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In South Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown, women refugee entrepreneurs struggle
As the nationwide lockdown continues, women entrepreneurs, including refugees, strive to provide for their families in South Africa.
UNHCR welcomes Pope Francis’ support for internally displaced
UNHCR appreciates the message of Pope Francis highlighting the plight of people who have been displaced within their own country.
Stronger international cooperation to address forced displacement in Central America urged
A high-level event on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday called for solidarity with people forced to flee Central America and for stronger international backing to address forced displacement in the region.
UNHCR wins €1m prize for novel water tech in refugee camps
Affordable high-tech system allowing real-time monitoring of water provision and use in refugee settlements claims prestigious European Commission innovation prize.
Massive floods in Sudan impact thousands of refugees
Thousands of South Sudanese refugees remain in urgent need of support after heavy rains and floods damage their shelters.
UNHCR: Alleviating suffering and overcrowding in Greek islands’ reception centres must be part of the emergency response
UNHCR is calling for urgent action to improve conditions and ensure humane solutions for asylum seekers in the Aegean islands.
UNHCR assisting displaced families affected by floods in the Sahel
UNHCR is scaling up efforts to assist displaced families in Sahel, where more than 700,000 people are affected by devastating floods.
UNHCR welcomes Dominican Republic move on citizenship
UNHCR welcomes a decision by the Dominican Republic to allow the naturalization of around 750 people born and raised in the country.
Time for all nationality laws to uphold women and men’s equality, says UN and civil society leaders.
UN and civil society leaders call for reform of nationality laws that discriminate on the basis of gender during the 75th Annual UNGA.
Don’t let COVID-19 pandemic derail refugee education
As UNGA meets virtually, footballer Mohamed Salah, educator Mary Maker and UNHCR chief Grandi urge world to safeguard refugee education.
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