A little over a year ago, UNHCR registered over 112,000 unaccompanied refugee children – the highest number on record. Without parents, refugee children are extremely vulnerable. They urgently need our help and protection. Find out more.
A refugee mother feeds her child via a syringe at a nutrition centre. As a result of extreme malnourishment, her son does not have the strength to drink milk from a cup. Read more about the new threat of famine sweeping across Africa and the Middle East.
As bombs fell around her home in Syria, Yemen ran to the kitchen searching for her mother, Dayane. In her panic she ran straight into the stove, spilling a pot of boiling water down her front. With most of her body burned, Dayane rushed her to a nearby hospital. Six days later she carried her to Lebanon. Read Yemen's story.
In the Central African Republic the sun is still rising in the sky, but Jean is already busy in the small garden of his new house in Bili refugee camp. He greets me with a wide smile. After nearly two years on the run from violence in CAR, he and his family are finally safe. Read their story.
When shooting broke out in Malakal, capital of South Sudan’s Upper Nile state, Dak’s immediate thoughts were of his younger brother Muon, stuck at home in a wheelchair.
“That day I didn’t think of picking up my wallet, my shoes or anything else,” says Dak, 50. “I just thought about saving my brother.”