The forgotten war in Sudan: "I haven't heard from my family in five months"
Members of the Sudanese community in Switzerland have come together to raise awareness locally about the ongoing conflict, and to provide support. We have met them in Zurich.
Armenia Emergency: Rising numbers of refugees require urgent action
After the decades-old situation in Karabakh flared up again last week, the number of people fleeing to Armenia is on the rise. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, expresses deep concern about this development and classifies the situation as an emergency.
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?
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One year after the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria: "The need for humanitarian aid is increasing."
One year after the devastating earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria, the people there are increasingly dependent on humanitarian aid.
Standing with Refugees
Blockchain technology to help refugees: INATBA award for Switzerland for UNHCR and Cardano Foundation
Switzerland for UNHCR and the Cardano Foundation have received an INATBA Award for their collaboration in the field of blockchain technology for refugees.
Portraits for refugees: big turnout for the Inside Out Action in Geneva
The Inside Out Action in Geneva during the Global Refugee Forum was a big success.
Media release: Share your portrait to give refugees hope away from home!
At Global Refugee Forum GRF in Geneva, participants and locals can have their portraits pasted to Mur de la Treille in an Inside Out Project.
Integrated thanks to cheesecakes: a bakery has a recipe for success for refugees
Eli's Cheesecake Factory in Chicago puts refugees to work - and it's a success.
We are looking for millionaires: 114 millions forced to flee worldwide need help urgently
We are looking for a millionaire to be able to help 114 millions refugees around the world.
Winter is coming: “Your help gives the people in Ukraine the strength to continue”
Karolina Lindholm Billing is UNHCR´s Representative in Ukraine. She started her assignment there 2,5 years ago – not knowing that the situation would escalate as it did last year.
Echos from the field