Stories

French scholarship scheme gives hope to Syrian refugees

Young Syrians receive chance to study in France thanks to a pioneering assistance programme launched by a regional government and two universities.

7 Feb 2018

Surgery restores hearing and hope to young Syrian brothers

After seeing viral video of Syrian refugees Mohamed and Issam, Kuwaiti Red Crescent funds life-changing operations to allow them to hear for the first time.

1 Feb 2018

Learning language key to integration, say young refugees

Language tuition is a cornerstone of the Czech government's policy to integrate refugees.

30 Jan 2018

Registration drive brings indigenous families out of the shadows

A joint registration campaign by Costa Rica and Panama is helping thousands of Ngäbe-Buglé at risk of statelessness to gain access to health care and education.

29 Jan 2018

Cash-strapped camp hospitals struggle to save lives in Tanzania

Hospital in Nyarugusu refugee camp provides a lifeline not only for thousands of refugees, but also for Tanzanians who live nearby.

25 Jan 2018

Refugees and asylum-seekers in Austria help to feed the poor

Meet the volunteers at a food bank that fights waste and distributes leftover food to the poor.

24 Jan 2018

'For as long as I can, I want to be with UNHCR'

UNHCR has nearly 11,000 staff, most of whom are based in the field. Meet Shirin Aktar, a protection officer who works in Bangladesh.

24 Jan 2018

At Davos, Cate Blanchett urges leaders to see refugees afresh

Accepting an award at the World Economic Forum, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador calls on leaders to engage "face to face" with refugees.

23 Jan 2018

Land title gives new hope to displaced Colombians

Five decades of war drove millions of Colombians to seek a precarious safety in informal settlements, but now some are getting title to their homes.

23 Jan 2018