Stories

Grateful Colombian refugee opens home to Venezuelans in need

Angelica Lamos was welcomed in Venezuela when she fled armed rebels in Colombia in 2003. Now she is returning the favour.

31 Aug 2017

Freed Iraqi boy settles into new life in Canada

After three years in captivity, 13-year-old Emad is reunited with his mother and siblings in Winnipeg.

30 Aug 2017

Mexican shelter welcomes LGBTI refugees

La 72, run by Franciscan Friar Tomás González Castillo near the Guatemalan border, is the first shelter in Mexico to cater to the needs of LGBTI refugees.

25 Aug 2017

A welcome for refugees in the U.S. heartland

Cobi Cogbill wants his kids to grow up respecting people who are different – starting with a family of Congolese refugees resettled in Arkansas.

25 Aug 2017

Refugees face desperate journeys to reach loved ones in Europe

A 10-year-old boy survived the desert and the sea but his hopes of being reunited with his aunt in the Netherlands are fading.

24 Aug 2017

Finnish 'grandmother' helps troubled toddler find peace

Azaldeen and his young daughter are starting over on a small island in south-west Finland, after family tragedy forced them to flee Baghdad.

22 Aug 2017

Cuban refugees work hard to start over in Montenegro

After fleeing political persecution in Cuba, Raul and his family are determined to build a new life and learn a new language in Montenegro.

21 Aug 2017

'I have always felt I should be a humanitarian worker'

UNHCR has nearly 11,000 staff, of whom 87 per cent are based in the field. Meet Adem Shaqiri, a field officer who works in Yemen.

18 Aug 2017

Khaled Hosseini marks one millionth South Sudanese refugee in Uganda

On a visit to Uganda, author and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador pays tribute to the country's "compassionate" refugee policy, as one millionth South Sudanese refugee crosses the border.

17 Aug 2017