Stories

Child refugee grows up to become family doctor in Canada

When Sameena and her Ugandan Asian family needed a place of safety, Canada stepped up. Now a doctor, she cares for families in her adoptive home.

11 Jul 2017

Refugee Food Festival has European diners asking for more

For its second year the festival goes continental, serving more than 10,000 diners in 13 cities in six countries in 15 days.

7 Jul 2017

Refugee seamstresses stitch together new lives in Germany

A workshop has taken on six skilled women with experience in the fashion industry and helped them to find their feet in Frankfurt.

7 Jul 2017

The Hungarian entrepreneur who styled a new life in Canada

Fifty years ago, a boy fled Hungary and found sanctuary in Canada. Now he is living his dream by running his own business.

5 Jul 2017

Vietnamese refugee turns flight into art in Canada

Living in a Thai refugee camp in 1980, Trung Pham found solace in the pages of his sketchbook. Today, in Canada, his work records that flight from danger.

1 Jul 2017

Syrian children fleeing war alone find a welcome in Spain

Andalusia's regional government welcomed eight unaccompanied Syrian children relocated from Greece last year, a first in Spain.

27 Jun 2017

Iftar meals bring spirit of Ramadan to struggling refugees

In Lebanon and Jordan, providing daily meals gives a sense of community back to refugees fasting in the holy month of Ramadan.

23 Jun 2017

Award puts Malian refugee on road to university in Mauritania

Fatimetou is the only woman among this year's 18 recipients of DAFI scholarships at Nouakchott University, which enable young refugees to enrol in higher education.

23 Jun 2017

Syrian student's library helps Arabic culture blossom in Berlin

Syrian refugee Muhannad has created a library devoted to Arabic literature and a venue for readings by authors from Berlin's literary scene.

22 Jun 2017