Stories

Refugee with learning difficulties finds feet in inline skating

Once bullied, refugee is welcomed in community where all – with and without disabilities – live and train together.

31 Jul 2018

Honduran teachers unite to save education system

Faced with budget shortfalls and street gang violence, educators in Honduras are seeking greater protection and support – with UNHCR's backing.

30 Jul 2018

Trio helps fellow newcomers from Middle East cope with life in Vienna

Three refugees from Syria have set up a self-help network that organizes language classes and a summer school for children.

27 Jul 2018

Early marriage looks like our only option, say displaced Congolese teens

Extreme poverty among the displaced, who are not getting enough humanitarian aid due to funding gaps, is forcing some parents to marry off their children.

26 Jul 2018

Syrian teen in Germany reunites with family after years apart

Terrified that he would be recruited into the army, Numeir fled his home in Syria when he was just 15 years old.

26 Jul 2018

Rebuilding a high-risk community, one consultation at a time

A new health clinic is seeking to re-establish community ties in a gang-ridden suburb of San Pedro Sula, Honduras' second city.

23 Jul 2018

Despite record displacement in 2017, UNHCR notes public health gains

As displacement topped 68.5 million worldwide last year, clinic, mental health and antenatal consultations rose, while key under 5 mortality rate remained stable globally.

20 Jul 2018

Creative arts centre in Belarus builds bridges for refugees

Refugee and local children mingle at a UNHCR-funded project where they can take part in activities from kickboxing to ballet.

10 Jul 2018

Malian refugee refuses forced marriage in favour of school

Fatimata, 12, had a narrow escape after resisting an arranged marriage, but her case reflects a wider problem among Malian refugees in Mauritania.

10 Jul 2018