Monsoon rains in Bangladesh have destroyed 273 shelters and injured 11 people in the Cox’s Bazar settlements where more than 900,000 Rohingya refugees live.
Low rainfall in parts of southeast Bangladesh means that UNHCR and partners are expecting to begin trucking water to more than 140,000 Rohingya refugees.
UNHCR is providing life-saving aid to thousands of Libyans who have been forced to flee due to conflict in Tripoli
UNHCR staff witnessed destruction in the aftermath of Hurricane Kenneth. Areas of Pemba city were completely flooded, houses had collapsed and flash floods left mud and trash everywhere
In Mozambique, UNHCR, the national government and other partners have begun relocating families displaced by Cyclone Idai closer to their places of origin.
In light of insecurity in Libya’s capital, UNHCR relocated more than 150 refugees from the Ain Zara detention centre to UNHCR’s Gathering and Departure Facility.
Residents of Buzi in Mozambique remain in desperate need of supplies before they can turn to rebuilding their lives after the destruction of Cyclone Idai.
Rick Towle, UNHCR’s Deputy Director in New York, reflects on the two tragedies that have struck Christchurch, including its refugee families, in the past decade.
An aircraft carrying tents, tarpaulins, mosquito nets, solar lanterns and other vital relief lands in Mozambique to support 10,000 Cyclone Idai survivors.
A plane carrying relief items from UNHCR landed early Wednesday morning in Mozambique’s capital, Maputo to support people affected by the Cyclone Idai.