UNHCR

Dadaab: the camp that’s changing the world’s view on refugees

A transit camp to house Somalis fleeing war has, over two decades, become the largest refugee camp in the world. Now its 360 000 residents face an uncertain future as the Kenyan government announces its closure.

South Africa is a top destination for asylum seekers

People seeking asylum are flocking to South Africa because of its laudable asylum policy. South Africa, however, can improve on certain issues, including how it handles people seeking refuge in the country, says a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees representative.

I Belong takes on the evil of statelessness

Four prominent South Africans have lent their support to the UNHCR's I Belong Campaign to end statelessness within a decade. Without a state, a person has no identity, and is denied access to basic human rights – even a death certificate – and is more vulnerable to human trafficking and persecution.

I Belong takes on the evil of statelessness

Four prominent South Africans have lent their support to the UNHCR's I Belong Campaign to end statelessness within a decade. Without a state, a person has no identity, and is denied access to basic human rights – even a death certificate – and is more vulnerable to human trafficking and persecution.

Online learning inspires refugees

Refugees in African camps are finding hope and inspiration for the future, through online distance learning via solar-powered computers, and they’re sharing their knowledge with others around them.
Educated Africans teach SA children