Stories

Geneva diners discover new flavours and cultures at pop-up restaurant

Project introduces residents to different culinary traditions of refugees as a way of launching cross-cultural dialogue and understanding.

22 Mar 2017

Syrian refugees face tough odds in quest for higher education

Despite the assistance of UNHCR's DAFI scholarship programme in Lebanon, Syrian refugees in higher education are the exception rather than the rule.

22 Mar 2017

Former Syrian TV chef whets appetite of Paris fashion fans

War drove chef Mohammad El Khaldy to flee to France with his family where his tasty Middle Eastern dishes are finding favour with Parisian diners.

22 Mar 2017

In Iraqi camps, Syrians seek respite from hardship of exile

Worsening economic situation leads thousands of Syrian refugee families in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to seek refuge in oversubscribed camps.

15 Mar 2017

Innovation transforms education for refugee students in Africa

Tablet computers and mobile networks are bringing the latest in online education to students in refugee camps, and it's firing up their interest in learning.

14 Mar 2017

For struggling Syrians in Mauritania, Finland offers fresh hope

Hundreds of Syrian families fled the war at home for Mauritania. Now, after struggling to make ends meet, some are being resettled to Finland.

13 Mar 2017

Scarred but not broken by six years of conflict in Syria

Young Wafaa embodies the best and worst of her war-torn country. Badly burned when a shell struck her home in Aleppo, she charms others with her optimism.

9 Mar 2017

Dairy start-up empowers Somali women refugees

Uprooted from their homes, 20 refugee women find new independence by opening a dairy cooperative in Ethiopia.

8 Mar 2017

Former refugee breaking the glass ceiling

To mark International Women's Day, UNHCR celebrates a trailblazing former refugee inspiring other women to dream big when it comes to their career.

8 Mar 2017