Stories

Octogenarian couple struggle for survival on Ukraine's front line

Battered Shchastya has witnessed several battles since Ukrainian conflict began in 2014. Most of its young families have left.

20 Feb 2017

Elderly bear brunt of hardship in frontline Ukraine village

A handful of older people who stayed behind struggle to keep warm in the harsh winter after conflict drove out younger residents.

16 Feb 2017

Number of refugees fleeing South Sudan tops 1.5 million

As violence surges, South Sudanese refugee population in Uganda more than triples in six months to 698,000.

10 Feb 2017

Syrian refugees breathe new life into shrinking German village

When school sizes began to shrink in the tiny village of Golzow, Syrian refugees saved it from decline.

9 Feb 2017

Timisoara's multicultural party has a serious purpose

City's residents host gathering for refugees trying to make a success of their new lives in Romania

3 Feb 2017

Refugees brave Serbia's cold in hope of better future

Serbian authorities and UNHCR step up efforts to persuade children to move out of cold warehouses into government-run emergency shelters.

2 Feb 2017

Drama helps Burundian refugee cope with challenges

Starting over in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a Burundian mother draws strength from her roles with an amateur theatre group.

27 Jan 2017

Former refugees welcome Vienna visitors at unique hotel

The Magdas offers "globetrotters, revellers, explorers and discoverers" a modern, multicultural experience in the Austrian capital.

26 Jan 2017

How a teen refugee survived a shipwreck and saved a baby's life

UNHCR's Melissa Fleming launched "A Hope More Powerful than the Sea", her book chronicling the extraordinary bravery of Syrian refugee Doaa Al Zamel.

25 Jan 2017