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We take special care to bring you the latest refugee news and stories of the men, women and children we help each day.
You have often heard us at UNHCR raising the alarm about populist rhetoric that demonizes refugees, asylum seekers or migrants. In Canada, like in many Western countries these days, terms such as “illegals” or “refugee crisis” are used to describe those arriving at...
John Smith is determined to carry on Harry Leslie Smith’s legacy of advocating for refugees In a previous story, UNHCR Canada wrote about Harry Leslie Smith, the 95-year-old social justice activist who was travelling the world advocating for refugees, his every...
Marco, a gay refugee from Honduras, finds safety in Canada after fleeing from violence in his home country and in Mexico.
As the temperatures plunge, the checklist of items needed to stay warm surges. Thousands are in urgent need of winter assistance.
Centre of gratitude: A vital Canadian community hub for newcomers raises over $20,000 for UNHCR in support of Syrians displaced by the ongoing crisis.
UNHCR Canada, is joining forces with Mohamad Fakih, President and CEO of Paramount Fine Foods, to raise funds for Rohingya refugees.
In her own words, Karina recounts what she endured as a survivor of domestic violence and how she is using art to inspire other women.
How one girl went from being a refugee in Malawi to a student at a Canadian university.
Abdul Kader and his family moved from one neighbourhood to another five times inside Homs in Syria, as brutal fighting closed in around them. Now, he is determined to rebuild his home and life.
The High Commissioner for Refugees witnesses first-hand how refugees’ experiences help them develop tech solutions to their day-to-day problems. By Erla Cabrera in Montreal, Canada This morning, Ahmed Saeed, a 23-year-old asylum seeker from Eritrea, shared with the...
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