'You could see the happiness on their faces'

A programme underway to relocate 1,600 unaccompanied children from the Greek Islands is already transforming lives.

25 Aug 2020

Refugees turn cooking skills into tasty success stories

Europeans' appetite for Middle Eastern food gives entrepreneurial newcomers a winning recipe.

24 Apr 2018

Iraqi refugee musician finds a sympathetic ear in Brussels

Hussein Rassim missed the beloved instrument he left behind, until a crowdfunding appeal raised enough for a replacement.

8 Feb 2018

In Belgium, Afghan teen dreams of empowering girls at home

In a new online project, 16-year-old Madina from Afghanistan shares her hopes of equality for women in her homeland.

19 Jan 2018

Refugee children in Europe dream big in UNHCR project

The Dream Diaries visualizes the stories of children who have fled their homes for a new life in Europe.

10 Jan 2018

Girl's burns recall nightmare flight to safety

After their infant daughter survived horrendous burns in Libya gas tank blast, refugee family starts over in Belgium.

6 Dec 2016

These 10 refugees will compete at the 2016 Olympics in Rio

For the first time, a team of refugee athletes will compete under the Olympic flag.

3 Jun 2016

Syria Crisis: UNHCR urges European Union states to honour their asylum system principles

These include ensuring access to territory, access to asylum procedures and harmonized approaches to the adjudication of asylum claims.

16 Oct 2012

Unaccompanied children look toward school after ordeal to reach Europe

Nearly 1,500 minors seeking asylum arrived in Belgium without other family members last year, exceeding the capacity of asylum centres.

22 Aug 2012