Stories

Syrian family dodge conflict, but struggle to outrun a deadly disease

Ronia's family escaped the war in Syria, but not the chronic illness that took her husband's life. She fears one of their daughters could be next.

15 Oct 2018

Imaginative use of former prison opens new doors for refugees

A pop-up hotel and restaurant run by refugees have given new life to a forbidding Amsterdam building that once housed hardened criminals.

12 Oct 2018

Cameroonian refugees flee clashes and find safety in Nigeria

Violent clashes between military and armed separtists drive 26,000 Cameroonians over the border, where funding is still needed to provide assistance.

11 Oct 2018

In Lebanon, Iraqi boy with autism finds escape from isolation

Samer, 10, spent most of his life cut off from the outside world, until a UNHCR-funded community centre in Lebanon gave him a chance to connect with other kids.

10 Oct 2018

Campaign aims to cut rise in suicides sparked by South Sudan war

Experts believe the negative effect of South Sudan's conflict on civilians' mental health has been staggering.

10 Oct 2018

Vulnerable Venezuelans find help in Colombia

Hundreds of thousands of children, women and men seek safety and security over the border.

5 Oct 2018

Innovative investment transforms lives in Ethiopia

A pioneering partnership with IKEA Foundation turns a parched desert into valuable agricultural land for refugees and locals in Ethiopia's remote Somali region.

27 Sep 2018

All you need to know in an emergency - in the palm of your hand

Available online as an app, UNHCR's Emergency Handbook gives hands-on guidance to humanitarians providing life-saving assistance.

25 Sep 2018

Never a quiet day in Bunj Hospital maternity ward

The 120-bed hospital, the only working surgical facility in South Sudan's Upper Nile State, now includes a neonatal section.

25 Sep 2018