Stories

'We must believe we can make a difference and we can do things better' - Andrew Harper

UNHCR has nearly 11,000 staff, most of whom are based in the field. Meet Andrew Harper, who leads innovative programmes helping refugees across the world.

25 Apr 2018

Refugees turn cooking skills into tasty success stories

Europeans' appetite for Middle Eastern food gives entrepreneurial newcomers a winning recipe.

24 Apr 2018

Refugees pin hopes on new future at Swiss sewing workshop

The Zurich-based organization Social Fabric provides tailoring and dressmaking classes for refugees keen to acquire new skills.

23 Apr 2018

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