UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is working with local authorities and partners to immediately assist some 80,000 people affected by heavy floods in the South Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
With the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the needs of refugee children have become even more acute. Meeting those needs is key to safeguarding both their wellbeing today and future potential.
Displaced and stateless women and girls at heightened risk of gender-based violence in the coronavirus pandemic
Around the world COVID-19 is taking lives and changing communities but the virus is also inducing massive protection risks for women and girls forced to flee their homes
Nearly 400 Rohingya refugees receiving assistance in medical facilities in Cox’s Bazar, following two months at sea
At the request of the Government of Bangladesh, UNHCR and partners in Bangladesh are currently providing shelter and assistance for close to 400 Rohingya refugee survivors who disembarked from a boat in the Bay of Bengal on Thursday morning.
The Council of Europe and UNHCR support Member States in bringing refugee health workers into the COVID-19 response
As many European countries continue to struggle with the unprecedent COVID-19 crisis, the Council of Europe and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today encourage States to benefit from the support refugee health professionals can provide to national health systems at this critical juncture.
A new storybook that aims to help children understand and come to terms with COVID-19 has been produced by a collaboration of more than 50 humanitarian organizations
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes Sony Corporation’s announcement of establishing “Sony Global Relief Fund for COVID-19”, through which a US$3 million contribution will be made to help protect refugees from the threat of this pandemic.
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.
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.