More than 3,000 Congolese refugees arrived in Uganda between Wednesday and Friday last week (1 – 3 July) during a temporary opening of border points.
In Afghanistan, a shortage of decent and affordable housing is one of the biggest challenges facing millions of displaced and returning refugees.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for targeted investments inside Afghanistan and in refugee-hosting Iran and Pakistan in order to help Afghans.
Life was already a struggle for many of the 40,276 refugees registered with UNHCR in India, but the pandemic has made their survival even more precarious.
Uganda lifts COVID-19 closure to admit refugees escaping escalating violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
UNHCR Chief Filippo Grandi tells donors enhanced support is needed to prevent refugees and their hosts from slipping “deeper into poverty and despair.”
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is alarmed at the increasing number of violent attacks on displaced civilians by armed groups in the DRC.
In Lebanon, capacity of local community and Syrian refugees to provide mutual support being stretched to breaking point by economic turmoil and COVID-19.
More than 30,000 refugees from Nigeria have arrived in Niger during the past two months alone, tripling the number who have fled there since last year.
A transgender activist speaks with Mexican actor Alfonso Herrera about how the LGBTI community in El Salvador is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.