Stories

Statelessness robs two men of normal lives in Croatia

Two citizens of former Yugoslavia found themselves stateless in Croatia after a series of bureaucratic mishaps.

13 Nov 2018

Fashion stardom beckons for Somali refugee in Hungary

A new documentary tracks Kafia Mahdi's path from child refugee to in-demand model.

8 Nov 2018

'I know what it is like. I tell them: Please don't give up'

UNHCR has more than 11,500 staff. Meet Oleksandra Lytvynenko, who uses her own experience of displacement to help those uprooted by conflict in Ukraine.

8 Nov 2018

Polish city gives Syrian poet peace and space to speak out

Poet Kholoud Charaf is using a two-year residency in Kraków to highlight the suffering of those forced to flee the conflict in her homeland.

30 Oct 2018

Syrian duo teaches French schoolchildren how to get rapping

A workshop by the duo Refugees of Rap opens new horizons for pupils at a school in northern France.

29 Oct 2018

'I have to live with the unpredictability - and I love it'

UNHCR has more than 11,500 staff, most of whom are based in the field. Meet Massoumeh Farman Farmaian, who coordinates on emergency responses.

21 Oct 2018

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