While there have been no cases of COVID-19 so far, UNHCR is helping some 120,000 Syrian refugees living in the region’s largest camps do what they can to mitigate the threat.
Early in March, before the novel coronavirus was declared a pandemic, Samuel Suárez was already giving at-risk Ecuadorans in rural areas lifesaving tips to avoid infection.
Refugees and migrants from Venezuela during COVID-19 crisis: as needs soar more inclusive measures and aid are essential
With the coronavirus pandemic testing health care systems around the world, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the International Organization for Migration, are calling attention to the challenges facing refugees and migrants from Venezuela.
These are some of the ways that UNHCR staff, people forced to flee and supporters are taking action to stay smart, stay safe and stay kind amidst COVID-19.
In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, we are all vulnerable. The situation for refugees and migrants held in formal and informal places of detention is particularly worrying.
UNHCR detailed a series of measures it is taking in its field operations to help respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and prevent further spread.
In Yemen, protracted conflict has displaced thousands from their homes in recent weeks and prolonged displacement is exacerbating the hardship and risks faced by Yemeni families
UNHCR’s leading public health expert says COVID-19 prevention and inclusion must be at the heart of the response for displaced people.
After fleeing latest fighting in the north, people in Yemen describe their route to safety and dire conditions on arrival as humanitarian aid struggles.
As the elderly and unwell self-isolate, a network of Syrian refugeess provides a vital bridge to the outside world for Swiss in greatest need.