'I have always felt I should be a humanitarian worker'

UNHCR has nearly 11,000 staff, of whom 87 per cent are based in the field. Meet Adem Shaqiri, a field officer who works in Yemen.

18 Aug 2017

Khaled Hosseini marks one millionth South Sudanese refugee in Uganda

On a visit to Uganda, author and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador pays tribute to the country's "compassionate" refugee policy, as one millionth South Sudanese refugee crosses the border.

17 Aug 2017

Saving tiny lives in Lebanon, regardless of nationality

Nonprofit Birth and Beyond provides specialist paediatric treatment, giving hope to underprivileged Lebanese and refugee families alike.

17 Aug 2017

South Sudanese refugees in Uganda now exceed 1 million

One million South Sudanese refugees have sought safety in Uganda since last July. Over 85 per cent are women and children.

17 Aug 2017

Freed Yazidi boy joins his mother in Canada

After being held captive by armed groups in Iraq for three years, 13-year-old Emad reunites with his mother in Winnipeg with UNHCR help.

17 Aug 2017

Divided by conflict line, Ukrainian families struggle

As the devastating conflict in Ukraine enters its fourth year, crossing points between areas in the east of the country are tearing families apart.

11 Aug 2017

Refugees compete at World Athletics Championships

Five refugee athletes are racing in London, including two who made history at the Rio 2016 Games as part of the Refugee Olympic Team.

8 Aug 2017

Given a helping hand, Syrian schoolgirls excel in exile

After fleeing for safety in Lebanon, sisters Taqla and Sara are making the most of the opportunity to continue their education.

3 Aug 2017

Literacy classes open new doors for Syrian women in Lebanon

Volunteer Fatima Al Obeid launched classes for refugee parents eager to help their children with their homework.

31 Jul 2017