Stories

The Kenyan powerhouse improving women's lives in Australia

Refugee Rosemary Kariuki has been recognized as Australia's 2021 'Local Hero' for her work helping other displaced women overcome isolation and gender violence.

8 Mar 2021

In Utah, a fashion show brings awareness to the strength of refugee women

To celebrate International Women's Day, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is proud to highlight the strength, self-reliance, and resilience of refugee women around the world.

8 Mar 2021

Fleeing bandit attacks, Nigerian villagers seek safety in Niger

Around 77,000 Nigerians have sought refuge in Niger's Maradi region, some 7,660 since the start of the year as banditry and armed attacks spread.

2 Mar 2021

Haitian Refugee Accomplishes a Lifelong Dream of Opening a Restaurant

During this year's Black History Month, we at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, celebrate the accomplishments and successes of Black refugees throughout the United States, while recognizing the obstacles they face, and honor the traditions and culture they bring to their new communities.

26 Feb 2021

Refugees in Sudan reap benefits of clean cooking energy

A switch to ethanol reduces risky trips in search of firewood, slows deforestation and creates healthier home environments for refugees in White Nile state.

26 Feb 2021

Eye operation draws life into focus for young refugee

Cataracts gradually robbed six-year-old Azaiya of his sight. A corrective operation allowed him to see a world with opportunities.

25 Feb 2021

Helping vulnerable children to find their inner hero

Syrian refugee wins UNHCR Innovation Award for an inventive project that helps vulnerable children overcome trauma linked to past experiences.

24 Feb 2021

'I have been working with a commitment I have never had before'

With only limited resources, an Ethiopian refugee doctor is drawing on his skills and training to help fellow refugees in need in Sudan.

23 Feb 2021

Nicaraguans strive to support themselves in exile in Costa Rica

During a visit, UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi says economic inclusion is key to the success of both asylum-seekers and their host communities.

12 Feb 2021