Uprooted by war, Syrian mother gets help to beat depression

Depression is a major health issue facing refugees, but treatment and self-empowerment offer hope to those in need.

7 Apr 2017

Elderly and on the run from El Salvador's street gangs

Threatened by murderous street gangs, Margarita Ramirez* fled for Mexico where she is starting over at 72.

7 Apr 2017

Diner gives Burundian refugee a taste of self reliance

Running a small neighborhood restaurant in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gives a cook back her pride and her independence.

5 Apr 2017

Forging new leaders for a Colombian region torn by war

UNHCR-backed youth leadership school seeks to build a secure future for Chocó department, a remote region scarred by decades of conflict.

5 Apr 2017

Syrians find outlet for sewing skills with German sailmaker

Curtain makers Mohammed Alsahani and his son Yousef have helped fulfil the demand for skilled labour at a sailmaking workshop near Kiel.

4 Apr 2017

Refugees in Austria yearn for loved ones left behind

UNHCR is campaigning for the reunification of refugee families to be made easier in Austria, where legal and technical obstacles can keep them apart.

3 Apr 2017

Canadian entrepreneur invests millions in Syrian refugees

Jim Estill explains why he is teaming up with community leaders to help resettle and employ refugees in Guelph, Ontario.

31 Mar 2017

Handmade dolls bring hidden tales of war-torn Syria to life

Beirut family works with refugees to share stories of ordinary Syrians caught up in conflict through dolls that carry their names.

29 Mar 2017

As gangs target relatives, a Central American family flees

Four members of the Perez family were murdered by street gangs in El Salvador. The 17 surviving relatives fled to Mexico.

27 Mar 2017