Stories

For U.S. veteran, compassion for refugees is key to genuine security

Scott Cooper served in Afghanistan and Iraq as a U.S. Marine aviator. Now out of uniform, he's on a new mission: advocating for refugees on Capitol Hill.

26 May 2017

Burundian nurse cares, and is cared for, in Uganda

Bosco works at a hospital at Nakivale settlement, where he tends to refugees and locals alike. When his own health crisis struck, his Ugandan colleagues were there for him.

26 May 2017

Refugees sent back from Austria find new hope in Croatia

Wissam and Ali lost heart when Austria sent them back to Croatia under EU rules, where they are now forging a future for themselves and their families.

26 May 2017

Dreams of glory drive Eritrean refugee cycle team in Ethiopia

Six refugees separated while in exile find hope in cycling as they rebuild their friendship in Addis Ababa.

18 May 2017

Congolese family puts tragedy behind them and heads for new life in France

Bora Riziki fled DRC to South Africa. Later, after her husband and brother were killed, she was given the chance of a new start with her children in Europe.

15 May 2017

Fresh hope in Germany for Syrian girl who fled home in a wheelchair

Born with cerebral palsy, Nujeen fled the Syrian war in a wheelchair two years ago. Now she has found the support she needs in Germany.

12 May 2017

Refugees give German town's residents new life perspective

Neu Wulmstorf's volunteers help newcomers rebuild lives and overcome past traumas.

11 May 2017

Family displaced three times plant new roots in Portugal

Duret and his family have finally found peace in Portugal, far from the violence and persecution that haunted their previous lives.

10 May 2017

Syrian surfer finds refuge on Lebanon's waves

Ali had never seen the sea until his family fled to Lebanon. After catching his first wave, he was embraced by the country's fledgling surf community.

9 May 2017