Photo exhibit for World Refugee Day opens in Kyiv


To commemorate World Refugee Day in Kyiv, the UN Refugee Agency hosts a photo exhibition jointly organized with the Embassy of Canada to Ukraine and “The Right to Protection” NGO. The photo project highlights refugee’s life stories and their integration into local communities in Ukraine and in Canada. The exhibition is displayed on St. Sophia Square in Kyiv from June 20 until July 3 and then will visit other cities of Ukraine.


World Refugee Day in Ukraine: events in Kyiv and regions


June 20 is the day the world commemorates the strength, courage, and perseverance of millions of refugees. Held every year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee.

This year, UNHCR together with government and civil society have organized an extensive programme of events in Kyiv and other cities of Ukraine.

For live updates on World Refugee Day events in Ukraine see our Storify


UNHCR’s third convoy brings aid to Luhansk

KYIV, Ukraine, 28 April 2017 (UNHCR). Yesterday, on 27 April, the UN Refugee Agency has sent its third humanitarian convoy this year to the city of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine. The convoy of 23 trucks brought shelter materials, clothes, and orthopedic aids for residents of the non-government controlled areas of Luhansk region.


The UN Refugee Agency has presented children book about rights of people with disabilities

KYIV, Ukraine, 31 May 2017 (UNHCR). Today, ahead of the International Children’s Day, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has presented an illustrated book “Telling Children About the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”. Because of the ongoing conflict in the eastern Ukraine, almost 58,000 people with disabilities had to flee their homes, and some 320,000 are remaining in the conflict areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.  


UNHCR receives donation from Japan for shelter repairs projects


Kyiv, Ukraine, 31 March 2017 (UNHCR) – The Government of Japan has provided 330,000 USD to UNHCR for shelter repairs for conflict affected population in 2017 in eastern Ukraine. This contribution was announced during the official press conference in Kyiv on Friday, 31 March.