Stories

'In all my life, I've not known even five minutes of peace'

Four generations of a Rohingya refugee family describe how statelessness has clouded their lives – and their hopes of returning to Myanmar.

29 Jun 2018

Refugee musicians hit right note with German orchestra

An orchestra in Frankfurt is bringing refugee musicians together with local and other international performers.

26 Jun 2018

Lebanon puts in an extra shift to get Syrian refugees into school

Some 350 schools across the country squeeze two days of lessons into one, providing a vital education lifeline for some 150,000 Syrian refugee children.

26 Jun 2018

Greek forensics professor finds missing links for grieving families

Pavlidis Pavlos sees it as his duty to try and bring closure for the families of the dead by identifying their missing relatives.

21 Jun 2018

Live Blog: World Refugee Day events span the globe as displacement hits record

From Asia to the Americas, UNHCR is leading celebrations of the spirit and courage of women, men and children uprooted from their homes.

20 Jun 2018

Retired French couple take Sudanese refugee into their home

Catherine and Jean-Pierre provided a haven of peace and safety for a young man traumatized by the horrors of the "Jungle".

19 Jun 2018

Afghan swaps hardship of the "Jungle" for suburbs of Paris

Weary of the problems in the notorious Calais camp, Shir Bahadar accepted a volunteer's offer to move into her apartment.

19 Jun 2018

Forced displacement at record 68.5 million

UNHCR's annual Global Trends report shows an average of one person was displaced every two seconds in 2017, with developing countries most affected.

19 Jun 2018

Frenchman and Syrian bond over shared interest in cooking

A friend gave Lucien, a musician in his 50s, the idea of taking in a refugee. They quickly found they enjoyed discovering new dishes together.

19 Jun 2018