Stories

Greek islanders open their hearts and businesses to refugees

The tiny Greek island of Tilos has embraced and employed refugee families from war-torn Syria.

21 Sep 2017

Girls from Nansen award winner's school dream again of bright futures

Dreams shattered by Boko Haram violence restored by work of Mustapha's Future Prowess Islamic Foundation.

21 Sep 2017

Mentoring project inspires teachers at vast school in Kenya

Unity Primary is one of the largest schools in Kakuma refugee camp, where classes of 200 are not unusual and staying motivated as a teacher can a be tough job.

20 Sep 2017

The plight of South Sudanese refugee children--reflections of the Regional Refugee Coordinator

"When we deprive these children of proper education, we are destroying their individual hopes and dreams, and doing irreparable damage to the future prospect of lasting peace in South Sudan." -- Arnauld Akodjenou

20 Sep 2017

Nansen winner gives new hope to girls orphaned by Boko Haram conflict

Future Prowess Islamic Foundation School charges no fees, provides uniforms and other help to vulnerable children.

19 Sep 2017

Afghan refugees help put Germany on the cricketing map

After fleeing Afghanistan and finding sanctuary in Germany, refugees are helping to bring the game of cricket to their adopted home.

19 Sep 2017

Summer camp in Armenia helps displaced youth settle in

Youngsters who fled conflict and persecution find new friends and new confidence at summer camp in Armenia.

18 Sep 2017

Mediator who won Chibok girls' release named 2017 winner of UNHCR's Nansen Award

Foundation provides education for orphans and a lifeline to widows created by insurgency in north-east Nigeria.

18 Sep 2017

Rwandan school bridges language gulf for Burundian students

A specially-designed course helps French-speaking refugees move into the English-based education system in Rwanda.

18 Sep 2017