Stories

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

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

Syrian father of eight fights to give his family a future

Mahmoud Al-Bashawat did not think being reunited with his family would be almost as difficult as his journey over land and sea.

29 Dec 2017

Syrian wrestling star grapples with new challenge in Egypt

After escaping conflict in Syria, champion wrestler Amir opens a refugee sports centre in Alexandria to train a new generation of competitors.

28 Dec 2017

Most Syrian refugees in Lebanon now destitute, study finds

Share of refugee households living in extreme poverty reaches 58 per cent, annual survey reveals, as funding shortage compounds hardship for some.

27 Dec 2017