In Honduras, Marco was never open about his sexual orientation. While he was not ashamed of being gay and believes that most people around him knew, he always lived with the fear of being shunned or physically attacked if he were to open up about who he was. Now in Canada, he is happy to be living fully and in safety.
In its annual Global Trends report, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said 68.5 million people were displaced as of the end of 2017 — a record high.
UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency, urges the United States to prioritize family unity and the best interests of children as it implements new border management policies along the US-Mexico border.
Frontline responders from the North of Central America shed light on a silent crisis affecting women and children at Canada’s doorstep
To raise the visibility of the displacement crisis facing the North of Central America, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is welcoming government representatives and human rights activists from the region on 18-20 June, to share first-hand information with Canadians.
UNHCR Canada is calling for support of LGBTQ refugees while showing solidarity with individuals forced to flee because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
A cab driver in his native Honduras, Armando* had to cross a patchwork of street gang territories each working day, fearing for his life.
Rohingya widows who head refugee families in Bangladesh struggle with concerns about food, shelter and the welfare of the next generation.
For nearly a decade, Andrés Toribio and his wife opened their home on the Guatemala-Mexico border to provide shelter and protection for people fleeing violence in Central America, knowing that the route to safety can be dangerous.
Their few belongings packed into rice sacks, Momena Begum and her husband Mohammad Harez squat on a damp plot of sand just above the waterline, waiting to move to a shelter on higher ground.
Threats of violence from gangs have led hundreds ofthousands of refugees and asylum seekers from Guatamela, El Salvador and Honduras to seek refuge in Mexico and other neighbouring countries.