South Sudan, Iraq and Afghanistan

South Sudan, Iraq and Afghanistan

Three under-reported refugee situations that you may not know about With more than 70.8 million people forcibly displaced by dozens of crises, it can be difficult to know about all of them. Here, we’re highlighting refugee situations that are under-reported,...
One year in Libya

One year in Libya

Reflections from a veteran Canadian staffer on his time as Deputy Head of Mission By Matthew Brook, as told to Lauren La Rose Garden Bay, B.C., is home for Matthew Brook, but he has devoted the past two decades with UNHCR helping refugees in need around the world,...
“I want to inspire refugees”

“I want to inspire refugees”

Olympian and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Yusra Mardini on resiliency, Tokyo 2020, and how the Olympics bring people together By Yusra Mardini, as told to Hannah Scott Syrian refugee and swimmer Yusra Mardini was appointed the youngest ever UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador in...
Racing for her future

Racing for her future

Eritrean refugee finds a Canadian home through running By Fiona Irvine-Goulet “When I run, I feel free. I forget everything and I concentrate on my run, and it makes me feel good.” Nazret Kobodom, 16, is a rising long-distance running star in Calgary, Alberta, a young...
Climate change and displacement

Climate change and displacement

How the growing global crisis is forcing millions from their homes By Hannah Scott Twenty years ago, Kutubdia in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district was a fertile land where farmers could grow paddy. Now, because of the effects of climate change, the only crop that can...
Nine years in crisis

Nine years in crisis

The ongoing humanitarian emergency in Syria As the crisis in Syria enters its ninth year, the need for life-saving essentials in the conflict-ravaged country remains immense — and urgent. An estimated 13.5 million need humanitarian assistance — including 6.6 million...
Faces of Syria

Faces of Syria

Nine years since the start of the conflict in Syria the number of people who have been forcibly displaced continues to increase. 13.5 million are in need of humanitarian assistance. Behind this number are the stories of individual people whose lives have been...

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