Stories

German school helps women refugees hone tech skills

Free coding and digital courses enable newcomers to brush up computer knowledge and join growing network of women working in technology.

20 Apr 2018

Rohingya widows worry about their families' futures

Lone women who head refugee families in Bangladesh struggle with concerns about food, shelter and the welfare of the next generation.

17 Apr 2018

Burundian refugees in Congo forge a better future

Refugees living with disabilities have set up a workshop where they turn scrap metal into household items.

17 Apr 2018

Elderly Somali refugee hopes to end her days with family she once thought lost

After decades of displacement, Fadumo finally has the chance to move to the UK with her husband and long-lost daughter.

13 Apr 2018

Somali torture survivor reunited with her sons in Niger

After 15 months of beatings and abuse in captivity by Libyan traffickers, a Somali mother rejoins her teenage sons in Niamey.

11 Apr 2018

UNHCR chief meets urban refugees on Congo visit

Filippo Grandi hears how UNHCR assistance helped young refugee on way to becoming top IT specialist.

7 Apr 2018

Brazilian volunteers lend helping hand to Venezuelans

Thousands fleeing inflation, shortages and political unrest in Venezuela are in need of urgent assistance in Brazil.

6 Apr 2018

Syrian's 'Squeaky Cheese' a hit with British consumers

After escaping war in Syria, a refugee has used her initiative - and local milk - to make halloumi in northern England, creating jobs and winning awards along the way.

5 Apr 2018

Dialysis for Syrian refugees at risk due to funds shortage

Life-saving treatment for 97 Syrians living in Lebanon could end unless extra funds are found, with most refugees simply unable to cover the costs.

29 Mar 2018