Stories

As medical costs rise, Syrian refugees put health at risk

Steep rise in health costs for refugees in Jordan has led Syrians such as 24-year-old Walaa to skip essential check-ups, putting their lives in danger.

7 Dec 2018

'Gender-based violence never got enough attention'

UNHCR has more than 11,500 staff, most based in the field. Meet ethics officer Keiko Odashiro, who protects refugees from sexual exploitation and abuse.

4 Dec 2018

Congolese tailor with disability stitches new life in Kenya

Conflict and a spinal condition have not stopped one Congolese refugee from establishing a successful tailoring business in Kenya's Kakuma camp.

3 Dec 2018

With resolve and a cell phone, blind refugee resumes school

Determined to get an education, Syrian teenager Alaa made the most of a gift from a relative to overcome communication barriers and thrive at school in Lebanon.

2 Dec 2018

A chance to live: The quest of Venezuelan refugees and migrants with HIV/AIDS

Over 7,700 Venezuelans in need of HIV/AIDS treatment have left their country and face additional challenges in their journey to safety and medical care.

30 Nov 2018

Helping refugees to thrive in Costa Rica

Bakers, spa product creators and car wash entrepreneurs get a chance to start over in the Central American nation.

28 Nov 2018

Returning Afghan refugees rebuild despite challenges

UNHCR and its partners are helping returnees to access basic services, land and jobs, but further international support is needed.

26 Nov 2018

Child sexual violence survivor faces bleak future in Niger

After escaping forced marriage in Boko Haram captivity, 15-year-old Adia* is among many women and girls who resort to survival sex to get by.

25 Nov 2018

Syrian refugee women empower themselves through Greek play

A theatre workshop in Beirut opened a safe space for 35 Syrian women to reflect on their experiences and build their self-confidence.

21 Nov 2018