News comment by UN Refugee Agency’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection on the UN Secretary-General’s Policy Briefing on People on the Move.
As Latin America emerges as the new epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNHCR warns of worsening conditions for displaced Venezuelans.
As chilly winter weather steals over South America, vulnerable Venezuelan refugees and migrants brace for added hardship.
COVID-19 has hit the Brazilian Amazon particularly hard, exposing highly vulnerable indigenous people from Venezuela to the potentially deadly disease.
Trained medics and refugee doctors working as cashiers and wait staff want their qualifications recognized so they can save lives in the pandemic.
A Sudanese teenager survived brushes with death in a quest for asylum, but rising insecurity and COVID-19 drove him to risk all on the open seas near Libya.
Orchestral musicians from 30 countries, led by Maestro Shlomo Mintz, team up for globe-spanning performance in support of the UNHCR’s COVID-19 appeal.
Amidst deteriorating security conditions, as well as restrictions on movement due to COVID19, UNHCR has provided emergency assistance to refugees in Libya.
COVID-19 stay-at-home orders have taken a heavy toll on Venezuelan refugees and migrants, many of whom were barely scraping by even before the pandemic hit.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Venezuelan refugees and migrants are now faced with a myriad of challenges, including the loss of livelihoods, evictions as well as increasing stigmatization.