Stories

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

New exhibition in Venice explores the experience of refugees

Rothko in Lampedusa showcases work by artists such as Ai Weiwei and those of five emerging artists from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast and Somalia who are refugees.

11 May 2019

Syrian family embrace their homing instinct

Displaced inside their country since 2012, a young family return home to find their old neighbourhood in ruins. Now they are striving to put their lives back together.

10 May 2019

Cattle herders face a life in limbo in Côte d'Ivoire

The Fula are pastoralists who have long lived in the country, but almost all are at risk of statelessness.

9 May 2019