Visibility is inclusion: World Refugee Day 2023
To celebrate World Refugee Day on June 20, Switzerland for UNHCR, UNHCR’s national partner in Switzerland, invited members of the refugee and host community to participate in an Inside Out activity.
108.5 million people displaced in 2022
On June 14th, UNHCR released the 2022 Global Trends Report, a landmark publication summarizing the situation of forced displacement throughout the world.
UNHCR and UNIQLO third edition of the Youth with Refugees Art Contest
On World Refugee Day, June 20th UNHCR is launching its third edition of the Youth with Refugees Art Contest in collaboration with UNIQLO, encouraging young people across the world to use their creativity in support of people forced to flee.
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.
Discover our latest news and testimonials
No more lost potential: More than 7 million refugee children need to go to school
Currently, more than 110 million have had to leave their homes because of conflict or persecution. Among them are 14.8 million refugees of school age - almost 5 million more than a year ago.
Catastrophic floods in Libya
North-East Libya was hit by Storm Daniel, resulting in the collapse of two dams in the coastal city of Derna.
"With the arrival of the Taliban, the days of music were numbered"
About 40 young musicians between 14 and 20 years belong to the Afghan Youth Orchestra. They dreamed of careers in the arts - until two years ago, when the Taliban unexpectedly seized power in the country again.
Education is hope: Back to school also for refugee children
At the end of this week, the summer vacations will be over for all schoolchildren in Switzerland. On Monday, it's time for the rest of them to pack their backpacks and head off to class.
Zurich Film Festival: Switzerland for UNHCR new charity partner
Go to the movies and support refugees at the same time: that's possible at the Zurich Film Festival ZFF, the second-largest film festival in the German-speaking world.
‘’Faces 04 – A world without displacement’’: NFT collection in support of people forced to flee
On the occasion of our 5th collaboration in the Cardano community, we have partnered with renowned crypto artist Chadi Nassar, and launched a limited AI generated NFT collection that sheds light on UNHCR’s eight ongoing emergencies.
1st of August: No reason to celebrate for stateless people
What must it feel like for a person who lives in a country that does not recognize them? For which they don´t really exist? And to know that their own government won´t provide for their safety?