Stories

Retired French couple take Sudanese refugee into their home

Catherine and Jean-Pierre provided a haven of peace and safety for a young man traumatized by the horrors of the "Jungle".

19 Jun 2018

Afghan swaps hardship of the "Jungle" for suburbs of Paris

Weary of the problems in the notorious Calais camp, Shir Bahadar accepted a volunteer's offer to move into her apartment.

19 Jun 2018

Forced displacement at record 68.5 million

UNHCR's annual Global Trends report shows an average of one person was displaced every two seconds in 2017, with developing countries most affected.

19 Jun 2018

Frenchman and Syrian bond over shared interest in cooking

A friend gave Lucien, a musician in his 50s, the idea of taking in a refugee. They quickly found they enjoyed discovering new dishes together.

19 Jun 2018

A letter from Mosul

When UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visited West Mosul, nearly a year after its liberation, she found that many of its neighbourhoods still lie in ruins.

19 Jun 2018

In Jordan, sweet Ramadan treats unite refugees and locals

As Eid approaches, women from around the Arab world join forces to make traditional holiday pastries and deliver them to needy families in Amman.

14 Jun 2018

Exiled as a child, Sahrawi grandmother still longs for home

After leaving Western Sahara 40 years ago, Mbareka and her small family face a daily struggle to survive in an Algerian desert camp.

14 Jun 2018

Monsoon rains batter Bangladesh Rohingya refugee settlements

Winds and first heavy rains pound fragile landscape sheltering some 700,000 refugees, triggering landslides that killed one refugee and injured others amid ongoing emergency response.

13 Jun 2018

Iftar meal brings spirit of Ramadan to refugees in Bangladesh

Farming family who host 71 Rohingya families on their land invite fasting Rohingya refugee neighbours for meal marking the holy month.

13 Jun 2018