Stories

Czech volunteer family's offer of help leads to firm friendship

Sarka and Angus Grundy agreed to help a refugee family for six months and became close friends with a Syrian couple and their daughter,

22 Jan 2018

Couple spend time making sculpture and reading with Eritrean guest

The Parles host 72-year-old Yonasskindis, who was on the verge of homelessness after his original asylum request was rejected.

16 Jan 2018

UK family helps Syrian teenager forget horrors of the 'Jungle'

Abdul spent four weeks in the notorious camp in Calais before he managed to cross the Channel and apply for asylum in the UK.

16 Jan 2018

Jewish family finds Syrian Muslim is the perfect guest

The Goldhills are hosting 21-year-old Faraj, a devout Muslim who accompanies them to the synagogue on Saturdays.

16 Jan 2018

Syrian girl's imagination undaunted by war and upheaval

Lively 10-year-old reveals her dreams of becoming a model in UNHCR photography project.

15 Jan 2018

Central African refugees, exiled across the river, long for home

Over 60,000 people from Central African Republic have fled across the Ubangi River since fighting erupted in May.

12 Jan 2018

Syrian teen has a chance to dream again in Austria

A photography project has given 15-year-old Amr the confidence to make his dreams a reality.

11 Jan 2018

Refugee children battle for education in Tanzania

In Nduta refugee camp, a shortage of funds sees some school classes held under trees.

4 Jan 2018

'I would have paid to do the work I was doing'

UNHCR has nearly 11,000 staff, most of whom are based in the field. Meet Roberto Mignone, the UN Refugee Agency's representative to Libya.

29 Dec 2017