Stories

UNHCR chief calls for 'compassionate action' this Ramadan

At the start of the holy month, Filippo Grandi asks us to remember the millions of people forcibly uprooted or on the move.

16 May 2018

Syrian singer finds his voice as a refugee in Egypt

Once a well-known performer in Syria, Tarek stopped singing when conflict broke out, before reuniting with his band in exile and making music once more.

15 May 2018

Quadruplets a joyous handful for Syrian refugee mother

Walaa was shocked to learn she was expecting four daughters, but despite struggling to meet their needs she draws strength from her little 'miracles'.

13 May 2018

Project to recycle dinghies keeps refugees' hopes afloat in Germany

Refugees in Germany are transforming discarded lifeboats into designer bags.

11 May 2018

Refugee children find voice in Romania's inclusive choirs

A project to bring children together through song is extended to include refugees.

9 May 2018

Kindergarten becomes Morocco's first refugee cooperative

After Morocco allowed refugees to start cooperatives, a group of Yemeni friends opened a kindergarten for refugee and local children.

7 May 2018

Trailblazing health scheme benefits refugees in Iran

The Islamic Republic is one of the few countries to provide medical insurance for refugees on the same basis as its own citizens.

4 May 2018

Hoping for peace at home, Nigerians instead find violence

Some refugees returning spontaneously from Cameroon suffer Boko Haram atrocities, highlighting perils for hundreds forced to go home.

3 May 2018

Orphaned Rohingya refugee sisters face daunting future

Their parents were likely killed in Myanmar, and now 17-year-old Mabia and her three younger sisters must start over in Bangladesh.

3 May 2018