Stories

Syrian refugee challenges traditions in community leader role

In a position traditionally occupied by men, Alya draws on her upbringing to provide leadership and guidance to Syrian refugee community in Lebanon.

4 Jun 2018

Poorest Syrian refugees facing ruin due to underfunding

Without urgent injection of US$116 million, UNHCR will be forced to suspend cash aid to 87,000 vulnerable Syrian families in the region from June.

31 May 2018

'I want a world that is not broken up, at war'

Deputy High Commissioner Kelly T. Clements, UNHCR's most senior woman, gives a compelling account of what keeps her up at night.

30 May 2018

Syrian engineer fashions new future from his passion for food

A Syrian who loves cooking has turned his passion into his livelihood by opening a restaurant in the French city of Orléans.

29 May 2018

Refugees and music students strike a chord in Vienna

Classes at the city's music schools allow refugees to learn an instrument and students to gain teaching credits.

25 May 2018

Forced to flee her home, trans activist calls for tolerance

Salvadoran asylum seeker is starting a new life on her own terms in Guatemala.

17 May 2018

UNHCR chief calls for 'compassionate action' this Ramadan

At the start of the holy month, Filippo Grandi asks us to remember the millions of people forcibly uprooted or on the move.

16 May 2018

Syrian singer finds his voice as a refugee in Egypt

Once a well-known performer in Syria, Tarek stopped singing when conflict broke out, before reuniting with his band in exile and making music once more.

15 May 2018

Quadruplets a joyous handful for Syrian refugee mother

Walaa was shocked to learn she was expecting four daughters, but despite struggling to meet their needs she draws strength from her little 'miracles'.

13 May 2018