While a number Latin American countries and the rest of the world have closed their borders and restricted movement to contain the spread of coronavirus, Mexico has continued to register new asylum claims from people fleeing brutal violence and persecution.
Around the world, displaced artisans are stepping up a gear to supply face masks and protective equipment in desperately short supply.
With the world mobilizing to combat the spread of COVID-19, many countries are rightly adopting exceptional measures such as limiting air travel.
Refugees face countless hurdles; but love is one of the things that hold them together. Here is a list of our favourite stories that have opened our hearts.
UNHCR is urging Greece to intensify efforts to address alarming overcrowding and precarious conditions on the five Greek Aegean islands
UNHCR is deeply saddened by the deaths of two Eritrean asylum-seekers, who are reported to have been shot inside their accommodation in Libya.
On her way home from work, a woman in Cameroon was attacked by a pack of strangers. Now seeking asylum in Greece, she is raising her voice to help others.
Yasir, a Sudanese asylum-seeker forced to flee his country, is now recovering. Yasir was illegally detained in Tripoli where he was routinely beaten.
Mohammed, a young Yemeni, arrived in Québec through Roxham Road searching for safety as he fled the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.
UNHCR is deeply concerned about recurring violence against foreign nationals, including refugees and asylum-seekers, in South Africa.