A welcome for refugees in the U.S. heartland

Cobi Cogbill wants his kids to grow up respecting people who are different – starting with a family of Congolese refugees resettled in Arkansas.

25 Aug 2017

Refugees face desperate journeys to reach loved ones in Europe

A 10-year-old boy survived the desert and the sea but his hopes of being reunited with his aunt in the Netherlands are fading.

24 Aug 2017

Finnish 'grandmother' helps troubled toddler find peace

Azaldeen and his young daughter are starting over on a small island in south-west Finland, after family tragedy forced them to flee Baghdad.

22 Aug 2017

Cuban refugees work hard to start over in Montenegro

After fleeing political persecution in Cuba, Raul and his family are determined to build a new life and learn a new language in Montenegro.

21 Aug 2017

'I have always felt I should be a humanitarian worker'

UNHCR has nearly 11,000 staff, of whom 87 per cent are based in the field. Meet Adem Shaqiri, a field officer who works in Yemen.

18 Aug 2017

Khaled Hosseini marks one millionth South Sudanese refugee in Uganda

On a visit to Uganda, author and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador pays tribute to the country's "compassionate" refugee policy, as one millionth South Sudanese refugee crosses the border.

17 Aug 2017

Saving tiny lives in Lebanon, regardless of nationality

Nonprofit Birth and Beyond provides specialist paediatric treatment, giving hope to underprivileged Lebanese and refugee families alike.

17 Aug 2017

South Sudanese refugees in Uganda now exceed 1 million

One million South Sudanese refugees have sought safety in Uganda since last July. Over 85 per cent are women and children.

17 Aug 2017

Freed Yazidi boy joins his mother in Canada

After being held captive by armed groups in Iraq for three years, 13-year-old Emad reunites with his mother in Winnipeg with UNHCR help.

17 Aug 2017