Stories

For displaced Yemenis, 'eco huts' provide shelter from the elements

Housing built from mud, dung and grass have given shelter from rain and summer heat for thousands of families in Abs.

23 Aug 2018

Puppet show teaches Syrian refugee kids their heritage

Syrian refugee Jassem uses puppets to bring country's rich heritage to life for young refugees in Lebanon, many of whom have no memory of home.

22 Aug 2018

'You can't always save a life, but you can give comfort'

UNHCR has more than 11,500 staff, most of whom are based in the field. Meet medical doctor Taimur Hasan, who works in public health in Bangladesh.

22 Aug 2018

'Right now, despite the danger, South Sudan is where I belong'

Most of UNHCR's staff are based in the field. Meet Eujin Byun, a communications officer in South Sudan, one of the world's least safe countries for humanitarians.

17 Aug 2018

Lebanon eases birth registration rules for Syrian refugees

New rules remove need for costly court process for unregistered births, easing access to education, health and other services for more than 50,000 children.

16 Aug 2018

Award-winning technologist inspires girls to learn coding

Mariéme Jamme, who received no education until she was 16, is now a technology entrepreneur with a mission to train young women.

12 Aug 2018

New support for refugees also helps hosts -- World Bank official

The World Bank has stepped up its involvement in the response to refugee movements.

10 Aug 2018

Hunger, despair drive indigenous groups to leave Venezuela

With medicine and food scarce at home, indigenous Warao and Wayúu peoples are abandoning their lands to seek refuge in Brazil and Colombia.

7 Aug 2018

Colombian LGBTI couple flees threats to find welcome in Switzerland

Forced to flee their home at a moment's notice, Daniela and Sofia are now free to love.

2 Aug 2018