Farming together fosters ties between Burundian refugees and their Congolese hosts
After finding sanctuary in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundian refugees are sharing their knowledge of farming with locals.
Higher education scholarship opportunity restores hope to young refugees in Tanzania
Two Burundian refugees living in the Nyarugusu and Nduta camps in northern Tanzania have just joined universities in France to pursue their master's education, thanks to a scholarship program by UNHCR and the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie.
Iraqi doctor provides care and comfort to Yazidi survivors
Gynaecologist Nagham Hasan has spent years providing medical and emotional care to former ISIS captives, and pledges to continue "for the long haul" despite often harrowing work.
Refugee firefighters honoured for their bravery in protecting Mauritania's environment
For their tenacious efforts to put out bushfires and plant trees, the Mbera Fire Brigade has been named the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award regional winner for Africa.
Civil society group hailed for supporting displaced people in remote parts of Myanmar
For its work aiding and empowering communities uprooted by conflict or disaster, Meikswe Myanmar has been named the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award regional winner for Asia and the Pacific.
Former midwife delivers safety and hope to Nicaraguan refugee women
Since arriving in Costa Rica more than 50 years ago, Vicenta González has made it her mission to help local and refugee women escape abuse and make a fresh start.
A safe space for Ukraine's refugees in Romania
In the Romanian capital Bucharest, a community-based organization is using art to help young refugees of the war in Ukraine.
Somalis abandon their homes in search of food, water and aid as drought deepens
A devastating drought has displaced 1 million Somalis since January 2021, and more people are expected to flee as communities face the prospect of famine.
The passion, vision and action of Fridtjof Nansen, humanitarian extraordinaire
Ahead of this year's UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award, we look back at the life and achievements of the Norwegian pioneer who gave his name to the prize.