Stories

German opera company puts refugees in the spotlight

How a Syrian drama student found himself performing on stage in Verdi's 'Don Carlos'.

19 Oct 2018

Syrian lifeguard helps save others in peril on the Greek coast

Obada "Ibo" Al-Nassar, saved from the sea himself two years ago, joined in the rescue operation when the Greek coastal resort of Mati was engulfed by deadly wildfires.

17 Oct 2018

Centre proves a haven for special needs children uprooted by conflict

Forced to flee eastern Ukraine, one woman decided to open her own treatment centre for internally displaced special needs children.

16 Oct 2018

Syrian family dodge conflict, but struggle to outrun a deadly disease

Ronia's family escaped the war in Syria, but not the chronic illness that took her husband's life. She fears one of their daughters could be next.

15 Oct 2018

Imaginative use of former prison opens new doors for refugees

A pop-up hotel and restaurant run by refugees have given new life to a forbidding Amsterdam building that once housed hardened criminals.

12 Oct 2018

Cameroonian refugees flee clashes and find safety in Nigeria

Violent clashes between military and armed separtists drive 26,000 Cameroonians over the border, where funding is still needed to provide assistance.

11 Oct 2018

In Lebanon, Iraqi boy with autism finds escape from isolation

Samer, 10, spent most of his life cut off from the outside world, until a UNHCR-funded community centre in Lebanon gave him a chance to connect with other kids.

10 Oct 2018

Campaign aims to cut rise in suicides sparked by South Sudan war

Experts believe the negative effect of South Sudan's conflict on civilians' mental health has been staggering.

10 Oct 2018

Vulnerable Venezuelans find help in Colombia

Hundreds of thousands of children, women and men seek safety and security over the border.

5 Oct 2018