Stories

Returning residents breathe new life into Libyan ghost town

After abandoning their village during the 2011 civil conflict, 500 families have returned to Gwalish and set about rebuilding their homes and the local school.

6 Jun 2018

Congolese children forced into cheap labour as displacement crisis worsens

People fleeing violence in Tanganyika province are finding it hard to survive, and the burden is falling on children. Instead of going to school, many work to support their families.

5 Jun 2018

Refugee families team up to open restaurant in Belarus

A Syrian chef and a Georgian restaurant owner believe their new partnership has all the ingredients of success.

4 Jun 2018

Syrian refugee challenges traditions in community leader role

In a position traditionally occupied by men, Alya draws on her upbringing to provide leadership and guidance to Syrian refugee community in Lebanon.

4 Jun 2018

Poorest Syrian refugees facing ruin due to underfunding

Without urgent injection of US$116 million, UNHCR will be forced to suspend cash aid to 87,000 vulnerable Syrian families in the region from June.

31 May 2018

'I want a world that is not broken up, at war'

Deputy High Commissioner Kelly T. Clements, UNHCR's most senior woman, gives a compelling account of what keeps her up at night.

30 May 2018

Syrian engineer fashions new future from his passion for food

A Syrian who loves cooking has turned his passion into his livelihood by opening a restaurant in the French city of Orléans.

29 May 2018

Refugees and music students strike a chord in Vienna

Classes at the city's music schools allow refugees to learn an instrument and students to gain teaching credits.

25 May 2018

Forced to flee her home, trans activist calls for tolerance

Salvadoran asylum seeker is starting a new life on her own terms in Guatemala.

17 May 2018