Stories

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

Shelling forces Ukrainian family to move from house to house

Mother of three Marina Baban has been bombed out twice as conflict rages in the disputed Donetsk region.

29 Apr 2018

French village opens its doors and its heart to African refugees

Fifty-six women, men and children evacuated to France via Niger find a warm welcome in a tiny rural community.

27 Apr 2018

'We must believe we can make a difference and we can do things better' - Andrew Harper

UNHCR has nearly 11,000 staff, most of whom are based in the field. Meet Andrew Harper, who leads innovative programmes helping refugees across the world.

25 Apr 2018

Refugees turn cooking skills into tasty success stories

Europeans' appetite for Middle Eastern food gives entrepreneurial newcomers a winning recipe.

24 Apr 2018

Refugees pin hopes on new future at Swiss sewing workshop

The Zurich-based organization Social Fabric provides tailoring and dressmaking classes for refugees keen to acquire new skills.

23 Apr 2018

German school helps women refugees hone tech skills

Free coding and digital courses enable newcomers to brush up computer knowledge and join growing network of women working in technology.

20 Apr 2018

Rohingya widows worry about their families' futures

Lone women who head refugee families in Bangladesh struggle with concerns about food, shelter and the welfare of the next generation.

17 Apr 2018

Burundian refugees in Congo forge a better future

Refugees living with disabilities have set up a workshop where they turn scrap metal into household items.

17 Apr 2018