Stories

My advice to other kids as a refugee from Ukraine? Appreciate what you have

Back in Odesa, teenager Daria used to fret about schoolwork and her relationships with family and friends. After fleeing conflict, she urges others her age not to worry about the small stuff.

18 May 2022

Ukrainian refugees find warm welcome in neighbouring Moldova

While many move on, Olga and her children are among 100,000 Ukrainians staying in Moldova, where people and the authorities are offering support with help from UNHCR.

18 May 2022

Gay activist strives to make her host country more inclusive for all refugees

During her journey to safety, Yeraldine, a lesbian from Venezuela, faced much of the same discrimination as she had back home. On IDAHOTB, she talks about her efforts to make Ecuador a more inclusive place.

17 May 2022

Dressing to impress gives lift to refugees in South Sudan

Amid ration cuts, more than one million items of clothing donated by retailers Gap Inc. and Hanes bring a welcome boost to refugees and hosts in South Sudan.

11 May 2022

Refugee Parliament gives a voice to people forced to flee

Refugees living in Switzerland have organized a platform to advocate for their rights.

11 May 2022

Deir-ez-Zor residents find help to rebuild lives from the city's ruins

After years of fighting destroyed much of eastern Syria's largest city and displaced hundreds of thousands of residents, UNHCR is helping families get back on their feet.

10 May 2022

More support needed as Syrian refugees reach breaking point

With no work and struggling to cope amid Lebanon's economic crisis, a Syrian refugee family are relying on their 10-year-old daughter's meagre income to stay afloat.

9 May 2022

Hopeful Central African refugees return home from DR Congo

After fleeing violence and spending years living in camps, UNHCR is easing the route home for thousands of refugees from CAR who are choosing to return to safer areas.

6 May 2022

Cloud of uncertainty starts to lift for Ukrainian sisters fleeing war

Antonina and Natasha arrived in Slovakia without a plan. By evening, with help from UNHCR, they have a place to stay and hope for the future.

5 May 2022