Stories

Syrian boy takes incredible path from refugee to red carpet

Zain Al Rafeaa's childhood as a refugee in Beirut inspired his lead role in an award-winning movie, transporting him to the glitz of Cannes and beyond.

22 Sep 2018

New Zambia settlement gives refugees and hosts a chance to prosper

A new approach that lets refugees live alongside the local community in Mantapala Settlement is boosting livelihoods for all.

21 Sep 2018

Lebanese teacher helps Syrian refugee thrive at school

Star pupil Abed, 12, discovers a gift for mathematics thanks to Lebanese professor and scheme to promote quality teaching in underprivileged schools.

18 Sep 2018

Refugees learn to code a new future in Malawi

Burundian refugee builds up next generation's tech skills in Dzaleka refugee camp in Malawi.

13 Sep 2018

Vienna museum visit is part of refugees' self-help plan to settle in

Refugees have formed their own organization to help them integrate fully into Austrian society.

13 Sep 2018

Nansen Award finalist gives girls in Jordan a sporting chance

Reclaim Childhood promotes leadership skills and interaction between different refugee and local communities through participation in sport.

10 Sep 2018

'Women of the World' helps refugees adjust to life in US

Founder Samira Harnish, an Iraqi immigrant, is named Nansen Award regional finalist from the Americas.

10 Sep 2018

German mayor sets example of how to welcome refugees

Andreas Hollstein and his town of Altena are the Europe finalists for UNHCR's annual Nansen Award.

10 Sep 2018

Rights campaigner fights for Thailand's stateless peoples

Tuenjai Deetes has been nominated as the Asian finalist in UNHCR's Nansen Refugee Awards.

10 Sep 2018