Day

April 11, 2022
[ad_1] A mother waits with her family before boarding a train from Lviv, in western Ukraine, to Poland on 10 March. They fled their home in Kharkiv two days earlier, after their electricity and water were cut off.  © UNHCR/Valerio Muscella Since 24 February, millions have been living through the horror of war in Ukraine. In...
[ad_1] Children play football in Kutupalong refugee camp, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.   © UNHCR/Vincent Tremeau Football might be the world’s favourite game. But for children – especially those uprooted due to war, violence and persecution – it can also be a lifeline.  UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, along with its National Association in Spain, ACNUR Comité...
[ad_1] Without a Filipino birth certificate, orphan Ramil Felino (centre), 37, is unable to marry his long-term partner Joy, 30, with whom he has a son Ramfel, 10.  © UNHCR/Roger Arnold In a historic move, the Philippines has taken a major step towards eradicating statelessness in the country by acceding to the 1961 Convention on the...
[ad_1] A father says farewell to his family at Lviv bus station in western Ukraine as they leave for safety.   © UNHCR/Valerio Muscella Over the past month, everything has changed for Ukraine. Just two weeks before the war, I spent the week in eastern Ukraine with the Country Director of the UN Development Programme (UNDP),...
[ad_1] Image Credit: Unsplash, Jimmy Woo Hospitals offer unique windows into society. Their proximity to and interactions with the populations they serve provide insights into health disparities, revealing how lived experiences in disparate environments affect health. Urban safety-net hospitals offer even more unique insights into populations, places, and health. Such hospitals, including the one in...
[ad_1] Image Credit: Unsplash, Kevin Turcious Pollution of air, soil, food, and water resources has a variety of causes, including rapid consumerism, rising energy demands, unplanned urbanization, and the discharge of industrial pollutants into the environment. Such pollutants include heavy metals and metalloids, which are not biodegradable—meaning they collect in water, soil, and plants—posing a...
[ad_1] A UNHCR staff member assists Nicaraguan asylum seekers in Upala, near Costa Rica’s border with Nicaragua.  © UNHCR/Kai Odio The number of Nicaraguan refugees and asylum seekers in Costa Rica has doubled in the last eight months, reaching more than 150,000, according to the latest figures available to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. This represents...
[ad_1] The sores on Mariana’s* legs from the rubber boots she wore on the gruelling trek through the jungles of the Darien Gap will soon heal. But the less visible wounds from the harrowing experience she endured in that patch of rainforest-covered mountains that separates South and Central America will likely take much longer. Over...
[ad_1] A refugee from Ukraine hugs her son in a reception centre set up in the sports hall of a school in the Polish border town of Medyka.  © UNHCR/Valerio Muscella Geneva, London, Rome – Six leading footballers, three of whom are former refugees, are fronting a joint appeal with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and...
[ad_1] Canoes have become the only means of transport for residents of Old Fangak, South Sudan, following record floods.  © UNHCR/Samuel Otieno UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, warns today that prolonged flooding and displacement in South Sudan is expected to worsen when the wet season begins in May. Urgent action is needed to protect already vulnerable...
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