Funding for the world’s forcibly displaced and stateless people is becoming increasingly squeezed, with barely more than half of needs being met.
South Sudanese surgeon Evan Atar Adaha is the 2018 winner of the Nansen Refugee Award. The award is in recognition of Dr. Atar’s outstanding commitment and self-sacrifice in providing medical services to more than 200,000 people, including approximately 144,000 refugees from Sudan’s Blue Nile.
Three years after shocking images of lifeless Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi on a Turkish beach, a new UNHCR report shows crossing the Mediterranean Sea has become even more deadly.
More than 720,000 Rohingya children, women and men have fled violence that erupted in Myanmar on August 25, 2017. They remain in need of solutions a year on.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling on the international community to step up its support for some 900,000 stateless Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
Displaced by fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Tanganyika province, Augustine is now living at a site for internally displaced people in the provincial capital, Kalemie. She’s one of many anxious and grieving parents here.
As Mediterranean Sea arrivals decline and death rates rise, UNHCR calls for strengthening of search and rescue
45,700 asylum-seekers and migrants have reached European shores after crossing the Mediterranean Sea in the first six months of 2018, a sharp decline compared to previous years. When compared to the peak of the arrivals in the first half of 2016, the number is five times lower, and represents a return to pre-2014 averages.
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.
Chakmarkul is one of the smaller Rohingya settlements in Bangladesh, housing around 13,000 Rohingya refugees. But it is also one of the most risky due to its hilly topography and low-lying areas, making people here highly vulnerable to both landslides and flooding.
For many refugees and migrants, Europe begins in the deserts of Niger and Mali. From those countries, the routes snake north, through Libya, or sometimes with an abrupt swing left through Algeria and back into Libya. That’s how the smugglers try to avoid increased vigilance on the Niger-Libya border to slow the flow.