UNHCR: Forced To Flee


To mark UNHCR’s 70th anniversary, a seven-part series revisits major upheavals that shaped the period through the eyes of displaced people and others caught up in events.

Over seven episodes narrated by broadcaster, author and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Anita Rani, Forced To Flee revisits some of the world’s most tumultuous events over the past 70 years.

Forcibly displaced people, humanitarian workers and others tell their own extraordinary stories and offer unique perspectives on some of the most significant moments in recent history: from the Hungarian Uprising of 1956 to the fall-out from the end of the conflict in Viet Nam; from the genocide in Rwanda to the crisis in Syria.

Using interviews, sound archive and music, Forced To Flee also examines the key issues facing humanitarian agencies and the international community as global displacement reaches record levels and continues to rise.

The podcast is being hosted on Apple PodcastsSpotifyStitcher and many other platforms, and is also available on UNHCR’s website, here.