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UN High Commissioner for Refugees calls on states to lift remaining pandemic-related asylum restrictions
More than two years on from the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, at least 20 countries across the world today still deny access to asylum for people fleeing conflict, violence, and persecution based on public health measures. Some of these countries apply exceptions for the entry of asylum seekers in an inconsistent or arbitrary manner
During her journey to safety, Yeraldine, a lesbian from Venezuela, faced much of the same discrimination as she had back home. On IDAHOTB, she talks about her efforts to make Ecuador a more inclusive place
By Charlie Dunmore and Irina Odobescu in Chisinau, Moldova While many move on, Olga and her children are among 100,000 Ukrainians staying in Moldova, where people and the authorities are offering support with help from UNHCR. Olga and her husband had almost finished...
Back in Odesa, teenager Daria used to fret about schoolwork and her relationships with family and friends. After fleeing conflict, she urges others her age not to worry about the small stuff
Amid ration cuts, more than one million items of clothing donated by retailers Gap Inc. and Hanes bring a welcome boost to refugees and hosts in South Sudan
Refugees living in Switzerland have organized a platform to advocate for their rights
Message from the United Nations humanitarian, refugee, and development chiefs on the situation in Syria and the region
Statement by the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, and the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Achim Steiner
By Vivian Toumen in Deir ez-Zor, Syria After years of fighting destroyed much of eastern Syria’s largest city and displaced hundreds of thousands of residents, UNHCR is helping families get back on their feet. Standing beside their parched fields on the once fertile...
After fleeing Burundi and landing in camps in Tanzania, Evodia and Josephine reunite — three and a half years later.
By Claris Achu in Gbadolite, the Democratic Republic of the Congo After fleeing violence and spending years living in camps, UNHCR is easing the route home for thousands of refugees from CAR who are choosing to return to safer areas. Dressed in an embroidered African...
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