Looking back on the La Tour Genève Triathlon: Running for refugees
Last weekend the La Tour Genève Triathlon took place. We asked some questions to Chiara Valdesolo, who launched a fundraiser for Switzerland for UNHCR that collected over 1,500 francs.
The Refugee Paralympic team: a symbol of courage
This week, the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan are coming to a close. An official refugee team of six athletes from four nationalities competed in various events for the first time.
Humanitarian emergency in Afghanistan
Images of crowds on the tarmac of Kabul airport, desperately trying to leave Afghanistan, could been seen all around the world. After 20 years of conflict, the Taliban have seized power.
70 ans en images
July 28 marks the 70th anniversary of the signing of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. We decided to celebrate this anniversary milestone by looking back at seven decades of photo archives from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.
More than 82 million displaced in 2020
Over the past 10 years, the number of people forced to flee their homes has been exponentially increasing. In 2020, there were more than 82.4 million uprooted people.
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Standing with Refugees : Alter Start Food
For our eighth article, we went to meet Alter Start Food, a social enterprise that trains refugees and asylum seekers in Switzerland through the development of a culinary project.
Standing with Refugees
Football jerseys in support of refugees
On Sunday 12 of December, Servette FC faced FC Basel at the Stade de Genève. Throughout the match, the Grenat team wore the Switzerland for UNHCR logo on their shirts, showing their support for the refugee cause.
A city, a club and a common cause
Switzerland for UNHCR is pleased to announce its partnership with Servette FC, reflecting the unifying power of sport and Geneva's shared tradition as a city of refuge.
Odysseys of yesterday and today
It is Switzerland for UNHCR’s pleasure to announce a new partnership with the Comédie de Genève, thus opening a new chapter in our journey of raising awareness on the hardships and experiences refugees face in exile through art and culture.
Being a woman and a refugee: a double challenge accessing higher education?
In 2021, only 5% of the world's refugees have access to higher education. We spoke to Atalanti Moquette, founder of Giving Women, about the importance of this issue today, especially for women.
Cédric Anker is appointed Chair of the Board of Trustees
Today we are pleased to announce the appointment of Cédric Anker as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees of Switzerland for UNHCR.
The climate crisis is a human crisis
COP26, the international climate summit, ended on November 12, with a climate "compromise", which UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres describes as insufficient.