Stories

Moldovan GBV shelter offers safety and a community for refugees from Ukraine

When war engulfed Ukraine, Casa Marioarei – a 20-year-old organization in neighbouring Moldova's capital – opened its doors to welcome vulnerable women and children forced to flee their homes.

2 Aug 2022

Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp: 10 facts at 10 years

Opened on 28 July 2012 and still home to 80,000 people, Za'atari refugee camp has become a symbol of the long-running Syrian refugee crisis.

29 Jul 2022

First UNITY Cup shows the power of football to connect refugees and hosts

Tournament featuring teams of female and male refugee and amateur national players highlights the role of sport in empowering displaced people and connecting them to their new communities.

26 Jul 2022

Budding Ukrainian game designer draws inspiration in Romania

Isolated from her friends and hundreds of miles from home, Kate dreams of connection. But, with the uncertainties of the Ukraine war, her dreams have taken new form.

22 Jul 2022

Rohingya and Bangladeshi teachers pair up to tackle education hurdles in camps

Teaching together creates understanding between Rohingya refugees and local Bangladeshis.

20 Jul 2022

UNHCR's Grandi urges more support as Chad confronts multiple crises

With nearly 600,000 refugees and 400,000 internally displaced people, Chad remains a major host country despite facing its own socio-economic, political and security challenges.

16 Jul 2022

War uproots Ukrainian widow from lifelong home in Mykolaiv

After the house she built with her late husband went from sanctuary to bomb shelter, 83-year-old Svetlana left her beloved garden behind to seek safety as a refugee.

14 Jul 2022

For many displaced people in Latin America, new lives start in the kitchen

In a new cookbook, refugees and displaced people in the Americas and the Caribbean share their stories and the flavours of home – past and present.

12 Jul 2022

UNHCR video game lets pupils experience a refugee's perilous journey

A Syrian refugee game developer, an award-winning Austrian company and UNHCR teamed up to create game that reveals the life-or-death decisions that refugees face.

8 Jul 2022