Stories

Support programmes give Somali returnees a chance to rebuild

UNHCR equips refugees who wish to return to Somalia with the skills to help them start over. However, more needs to be done.

13 Dec 2017

Defence class teaches refugee women to fight gender violence

At a UNHCR-organized class in Jordan, the SheFighter studio teaches women how to defend themselves and boosts their self-esteem in the process.

8 Dec 2017

Italian project offers path to hope for vulnerable refugees in Ethiopia

Italy is extending a lifeline to families in need through its Humanitarian Corridors Programme.

8 Dec 2017

'I was destined to work with refugees'

UNHCR has nearly 11,000 staff. Meet Robina Kolok, a supply officer from South Sudan on assignment to Bangladesh.

7 Dec 2017

Saplings take root and transform lives in Tanzania

Nursery projects boost dwindling tree stocks around refugee camps hit by population pressure.

7 Dec 2017

Syrian beekeeper tastes sweet success with British honeybees

Building anew in northern England, refugee Ryad Alsous has become an advocate for native species and passes on his beekeeping knowledge to others.

6 Dec 2017

Syrian refugee uses musical talent to fight disability myths

After losing his sight as a child, Ehsan found a love for music that he now uses to counter negative stereotypes in Azraq camp.

1 Dec 2017

100 days of horror and hope: A timeline of the Rohingya crisis

Over half a million people have fled to Bangladesh since violence erupted in Myanmar in late August. Here are some key events of this unfolding drama.

1 Dec 2017

Shelter crisis adds to ordeal for refugees in Tanzania's camps

A growing funding crisis means that hundreds of thousands of women and children are suffering in refugee camps in Tanzania.

30 Nov 2017