UNHCR

South Sudan Olympians say “being a refugee is only a status”

Five runners who fled South Sudan have been given the chance to compete in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games as refugees.

On Thursday, they boarded a plane in Kenya, bound for the Brazilian city that’s hosting the world’s biggest sporting event that opens next week.

Audio -

Colombian refugees look to rebuild after Ecuador quake

It has been three months since a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Ecuador, killing more than 660 people.

The disaster left more than 80,000 people homeless, including refugees fleeing violence in neighbouring Colombia.

Audio -

“Voice of the voiceless” will carry on criticizing war violations of children

Governments which continue to violate children’s rights in conflict situations will continue to be scrutinized, despite their objections, according to a senior UN official.

Audio -

CAR violence, a “wake-up call” to global community

The fact that thousands of people have fled violence in the Central African Republic should be seen as a “wake-up call” to the global community about rising tensions there, the UN Refugee Agency (

Audio -