A child plays at El Araguaney centre in Medellin, where Venezuelan refugee children and vulnerable Colombian children can enjoy a safe space.
A child plays at El Araguaney centre in Medellin, where Venezuelan refugee children and vulnerable Colombian children can enjoy a safe space. El Araguaney is a children's centre run by the Mayor's Office of Medellín. It provides care for Venezuelan refugee children and also some Colombian children in vulnerable situations. The centre is a safe space for 150 refugee and migrant children aged between one and five years old. With the support of UNHCR, El Araguaney has opened a new development room, a deck, a water park and has increased capacity to receive more children. Colombia is hosting over 1 million Venezuelan refugees and migrants. In total, close to 5 million Venezuelans have sought refuge in neighbouring countries from the crisis at home. © UNHCR  

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The Republic of Korea is a key, supportive partner to UNHCR in the response to forced displacement worldwide.

The Republic of Korea is one of UNHCR's key government partners around the world in protecting and assisting people of concern to UNHCR—refugees, stateless persons, returnees and internally displaced people. As a member of the governing Executive Committee (ExCom) since 2000, the Republic of Korea's support for UNHCR’s mandate and forcibly displaced people has been steadfast and reliable.

The Republic of Korea's growing contribution to UNHCR has proven essential in the delivery of humanitarian assistance, protection, and solutions to those most in need. The consistent and often multi-year financial support to UNHCR directly contributes to the Office’s activities on the ground, saving lives, responding to new emergencies and offering solutions in protracted situations worldwide. Remarkable is the Republic of Korea's support to the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF), as well as activities in the area of education, livelihoods, self-reliance and peaceful coexistence in Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. The Republic of Korea is also standing out as a bearer of good practice in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as their health prevention and response has been inclusive of all people of concern regardless of their status. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Republic of Korea contributed with 3.6 million medical masks which were distributed across 12 UNHCR operations worldwide. Several Korean nationals also support UNHCR's work in various functional responsibilities and in areas where assistance is most needed. The Republic of Korea is also a big supporter of the Global Compact on Refugees and a strong advocate for the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Jung Woo-sung plays with children from Sudan’s South Kordofan province at the Ajuong Thok Refugee Camp in Unity State.

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Jung Woo-sung plays with children from Sudan’s South Kordofan at the Ajuong Thok refugee camp in Unity State
UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Jung Woo-sung plays with children from Sudan’s South Kordofan at the Ajuong Thok refugee camp in Unity State.   © UNHCR/Rocco Nuri

Venezuelan refugees produce soap during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ecuador.

A group of Venezuelan refugees living in Baños de Agua Santa, Ecuador, have created a soap brand called Kuya (meaning big tree in the Kichwa indigenous language) with support from UNHCR and the Republic of Korea.

A group of Venezuelan refugees living in Baños de Agua Santa carry out soap production during the Covid-19 pandemic.
A group of Venezuelan refugees living in Baños de Agua Santa carry out soap production during the Covid-19 pandemic. With UNHCR support, they have created a small company called Kuya ("big tree" in indigenous language Kichwa). The company is formed by 7 women, and 3 men. Most of them are from Venezuela (6), while there are also 1 from Colombia and 3 from Ecuador. © UNHCR/Jaime Giménez  

“I am in school because I want to acquire knowledge for a better future; probably be a leader in South Sudan in the future. I want to fight early pregnancies. Being in school saves me.”

With support from the Republic of Korea, 19-year-old Sophie was able to find safety and is now a Senior 4 student at Highland Secondary School, Bidibidi. Sophie is one of over 230,000 South Sudanese refugees currently living in Bidibidi settlement, Uganda, after fleeing the civil war.

Sophie, 19, is a student at Highland Secondary School, Bidibidi, carrying out an experiment in the lab.
Sophie, 19, is a student at Highland Secondary School, Bidibidi. Sophie is one of the over 230,000 South Sudanese refugees currently living in Bidibidi settlement after fleeing the civil war. © UNHCR/Jumba Martin  

Senior trained refugee artisans work on creations in Pakistan to be sold by MADE51.

Saira and Noor are two senior refugee women from Afghanistan. They are trained artisans working in the Artisan Links Office to finalize the crafting products. These products made by refugee women are sold by Artisan Links, which is part of MADE51, an organization bringing refugee-made products into the global market.

With support from the Republic of Korea, UNHCR empowers refugee women to make a living with their crafting skills.

Saira is a refugee women from Afghanistan, and a senior trained artisans working in the Artisan Links Office to finalize the crafting products.
Saira and Noor are two refugee women from Afghanistan. They are senior trained artisans working in the Artisan Links Office to finalize the crafting products. The products made by refugee women are sold by Artisan Links, an organization part of MADE51. The empowered refugee women make a living thanks to their crafting skills. © UNHCR/Muhammad Rahim Mirza  
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