László Helmeczi was halfway through his second term as the mayor of a quiet town on the Hungarian – Ukrainian border, until one day he woke at the forefront of an international humanitarian crisis.
Viktoriia is a doctor. She worked all her life helping others in Ukraine. Now UNHCR and its partners help her and her daughter get their lives back on track in Prague after having to flee Ukraine.
Living in a world of sound, Vika, 13, is accompanied by an inner music that helps her find her way.
Antonina and Natasha arrive in Slovakia without a plan. By evening, with help from UNHCR, they have beds and hope for the future…
Katya is seeing war for the first time but her husband Youssef already has this bitter experience
A humanitarian airlift organised by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, arrived this morning at the Chisinau international airport in Moldova from its Dubai-based global stockpile.
With goggles provided by UNHCR, visitors to a film festival in Slovakia can experience the refugee world in 3D.
Yema Torkani, 18, has chosen to work rather than study to support his family, as they make new lives in the capital of Moldova.
The fairy tale goes on for Abdul and Silva as they adapt to a new life in the Czech Republic
Reza feels that fate has brought him to Slovenia, and to a job where he can make a difference.
Marking World Refugee Day, UNHCR has launched a billboard campaign on the streets and metro stations of Budapest to raise awareness of refugees
Omar Sharifullah has carved out a livelihood that supports both his own family in Hungary and traditional artisans in Afghanistan
Kareem Tuha describes the social isolation he experienced in his first months in Prague
Palestinian refugee Mohammed Alburai is a welcome figure among the homeless of Ljubljana.
Waiting to be resettled, refugees in transit keep cheerful by painting on T-shirt
Beck Corlan turns her compassion into music for World Refugee Day 2020
Hungary, with its tough policies on asylum, might seem an unlikely home for a refugee. But David Savarimanesh from Iran has flourished here and is now proud to call himself a Hungarian citizen.
Tatiana spent nearly 30 years without a passport. Now she has documents that give her rights and a voice
Refugee women in Poland are refusing to stand by helplessly in the face of COVID-19 but producing masks to protect the whole community
While her school in Karlovac is closed due to Covid-19, a determined teacher keeps the doors of learning open by going online.
Despite worries over Covid-19, refugees and staff at Romania’s Emergency Transit Centre are determined to keep calm and carry on .