After 6 months of conflict, winter is around the corner in Ukraine
It has now been 6 months since the Russian invasion of Ukraine has started. While the conflict drags on and winter approaches, millions of displaced people will face harsh conditions to go through the cold months.
Echos from the field
Standing with Refugees : AWAS
We travelled to Bern for our 12th article to meet Maryam Sediqi, as well as Khaleda Sajjadi Maeder and Homayra Danishyar-Sajjadi. All three of them are founding members of AWAS, the Afghan Women Association in Switzerland.
Standing with Refugees
UNHCR raises awareness at the Swiss Jamboree
At the beginning of August, UNHCR went to Goms to raise awareness about refugee education at the Swiss Jamboree with 30,000 scouts .
In Switzerland
Refugee Portraits: Masomah Ali Zada
On 16 and 17 July the La Tour Genève Triathlon took place. Masomah Ali Zada, Afghan refugee and cyclist was present as the patron of this event.
Refugee Portraits
A return of the Ivorian people
In June 2022, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, accompanied several Ivorians on their return from Liberia, where they were refugees, to Côte d'Ivoire.
Echos from the field
Unity Euro Cup: a look back at the first edition.
On 29 June, a very special football championship was organised by UEFA and UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency.
In Switzerland
Horn of Africa: worst drought in 40 years
In Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, people are suffering from one of the worst droughts in 40 years. 18.4 million people are on the verge of famine. A new challenge for people already forced to flee in the region.
The Swiss refugee parliament
On 8 May 2022, the second edition of the Swiss Refugee Parliament took place in Bern. The aim of this event? To give a platform to refugees to debate and draw attention to some of the issues they are closely dealing with.
In Switzerland
New tragedy in Afghanistan
A powerful earthquake has hit southeastern Afghanistan, with early reports of over 1000 deaths and many more injured.
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Earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria
On 6 February, two powerful earthquakes struck southeast Türkiye and northern Syria. To date, more than 21,000 people have lost their lives in this disaster.
Switzerland and UNCHR – a shared history
The Swiss Federal Council announced its decision to support UNHCR for the years 2023-2024 with a contribution of 68 million CHF. The intention of providing aid is driven by the ongoing conflicts around the world.
2022 : What impact ?
The past year has been marked by many events. Here is an overview of some of the situations to which your contributions were allocated in 2022.
Refugee Portraits: Lida Naeim-Jäggi
For the 7th article in our series, we met Lida, who fled Afghanistan with her family at the age of seven.For the past 10 years, Lida has lived in Ireland, where she is finalising her PhD at Trinity College Dublin on the topic of the refugees.
Refugee Portraits