Stories

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.

5 Oct 2022

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.

4 Oct 2022

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.

4 Oct 2022

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.

4 Oct 2022

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.

4 Oct 2022

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.

4 Oct 2022

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.

29 Sep 2022

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.

29 Sep 2022

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.

26 Sep 2022