Stories

Syrian entrepreneur brings a taste of Damascus to Egypt

Syrian refugee's story shows how the craft of sweet making learned in Damascus can translate into a thriving business in Cairo – one sticky treat at a time.

27 May 2019

Rohingya refugee men join push to curb sexual violence

Volunteer outreach programme in Bangladesh refugee settlements recruits men to challenge gender violence, forced marriages.

24 May 2019

UN High Commissioner for Refugees concludes visit to Myanmar

During five-day trip, Filippo Grandi pledges support for the displaced and help to build the confidence Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh need to return safely and voluntarily.

24 May 2019

Documentation drive targets excluded Côte d'Ivoire villagers

A successful campaign encourages rural inhabitants at risk of statelessness to sign up to obtain documents allowing them to participate in national life.

22 May 2019

Death threats and disease drive more Venezuelans to flee

UNHCR calls on states to allow refugees and migrants from Venezuela to access safety, as security and humanitarian situation worsens in their country.

21 May 2019

Syrian runner overcomes obstacles to triumph in Lebanon

Former national obstacle course champion achieves major success in exile, beating the odds to show that 'being a refugee doesn't make us invisible.'

20 May 2019

Registration gives many Rohingya refugees identification for the first time

More than 270,000 stateless refugees from Myanmar provided with identity cards in an ongoing registration drive.

17 May 2019

Displaced Cameroonians struggle in Nigeria

UNHCR has called for urgent support for Cameroon's displaced as violence in the north and south-west regions continues to force thousands to flee.

15 May 2019

Refugee runners, eyeing Tokyo 2020, win Geneva road race

Refugee athletes dominate 10 kilometre race with the Tokyo Olympics in sight.

13 May 2019