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

Geneva diners discover new flavours and cultures at pop-up restaurant

Project introduces residents to different culinary traditions of refugees as a way of launching cross-cultural dialogue and understanding.

22 Mar 2017

Syrian refugees face tough odds in quest for higher education

Despite the assistance of UNHCR's DAFI scholarship programme in Lebanon, Syrian refugees in higher education are the exception to the rule.

22 Mar 2017

Former Syrian TV chef whets appetite of Paris fashion fans

War drove chef Mohammad El Khaldy to flee to France, where his Middle Eastern dishes are finding favour with Parisian diners.

22 Mar 2017