Earthquake aftermath: UNHCR’s support in the Syria-Türkiye region
The death toll continues to rise as casualty reports arrive, surpassing 50,000 to this day. Learn more about UNHCR's impact on the ground.
Craftsmanship and Education: Lagardère Travel Retail Switzerland stands with refugees
Lagardère Travel Retail Switzerland in partnership with Switzerland for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency’s national partner for Switzerland, were pleased to inaugurate a pop-up store on Monday, 27 February at the Geneva airport.
Marking one year of war and displacement in Ukraine
One year ago today, people in Ukraine were waking up to the sound of sirens and explosions caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The sudden war on European territory has since then changed the world as we knew it.
Adapting agriculture to floods – resilience in South Sudan
In a small village part of Fangak county, farmers have replaced despair with resilience by learning how to grow rice in flood waters.
Earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria
On 6 February, two powerful earthquakes struck southeast Türkiye and northern Syria. To date, more than 21,000 people have lost their lives in this disaster.
Switzerland and UNHCR – a shared history
The Swiss Federal Council announced its decision to support UNHCR for the years 2023-2024 with a contribution of 68 million CHF. The intention of providing aid is driven by the ongoing conflicts around the world.
Millions forced to flee their homes due to Insecurity and extreme violence in DRC
Civilians across DRC are forced to flee their homes due to an upsurge in merciless attacks by armed groups.
2022 : What impact ?
The past year has been marked by many events. Here is an overview of some of the situations to which your contributions were allocated in 2022.
Refugee Portraits: Lida Naeim-Jäggi
For the 7th article in our series, we met Lida, who fled Afghanistan with her family at the age of seven.For the past 10 years, Lida has lived in Ireland, where she is finalising her PhD at Trinity College Dublin on the topic of the refugees.
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The right to live in peace: advocating for LGBTIQ+ rights in Colombia
A trans woman, María Victoria has faced discrimination throughout her life and decided to make advocating for displaced LGBTIQ+ people -a particularly vulnerable population- her life-mission.
Sudan : up to 860'000 could be forced to flee in the coming months
As the country experienced a full month of brutal fighting throughout its territory, the human toll of the conflict is tragically increasing. Facing such an uncertain situation, more and more people have no other choice than to flee to safety.
Basketball for refugees: a transformational workshop
This Wednesday, a group of young refugees and professional basketball players got together at the House of Basketball, the headquarters of the International Basketball Federation for a transformational workshop.
UNHCR’s Innovation Funds: Solving real-life challenges with Innovative solutions
On the occasion of World Creativity and Innovation day, we have interviewed Hovig Etyemezian, Head of Innovation at UNHCR. He shared with us about their Innovation funds and how they help solve real-life challenges in the field.
Sudan: a wind of uncertainty for millions of displaced people
UNHCR is closely monitoring how the situation on the ground is evolving, with movements of people into Chad and out of Khartoum already having been observed.
“I realise more and more that the common ground of all crises is human suffering”
Hussien Ahmad has been working for 7 years with UNHCR, after joining in his home country Syria. In this interview, he reflects on his work as a humanitarian.
A pass for history: when a football legend meets a refugee team
What seems to be a usual Monday night for the youngsters of the Sotto lo Stesso Sole refugee team will take an unexpected turn with the visit of a football legend.