Syrian family awaits end of lockdown to start new life in Norway

Airport closure put Wafaa and her family's resettlement on hold, but she hopes that once crisis eases they can leave Lebanon and her teenage son can stop work.

24 Jun 2020

UNHCR, UNICEF and IOM urge European states to boost education for refugee and migrant children

Key challenges include lack of school spaces, teachers not adequately trained, language barriers and limited access to psychosocial support

11 Sep 2019

Film changes the life of Syrian refugee boy and his family

Discovered by film director Nadine Labaki in the streets of Beirut, Zain Al Rafeaa and his family find new beginning in Norway.

8 Nov 2018

Syrian boy takes incredible path from refugee to red carpet

Zain Al Rafeaa's childhood as a refugee in Beirut inspired his lead role in an award-winning movie, transporting him to the glitz of Cannes and beyond.

22 Sep 2018

Call to prayer helps dentist's Muslim patients feel at home

Somali dentist, once a refugee herself, fills in the gaps for new arrivals in Norway.

3 Mar 2016

Taking the plunge: Swimming lessons help integration in Norway

Somali refugee Abdullahi Yusuf Jibril helps others to take the plunge.

15 Feb 2016

UNHCR urges Europe to do more to help Syrian refugees

Only four per cent of Syrian refugees have sought asylum in Europe. More than half of them are going to Sweden and Germany.

11 Jul 2014

Resettlement of unaccompanied children from Tunisia to Norway

17 Jan 2012

Norway's Crown Princess Mette-Marit visits UNHCR headquarters

31 Jan 2011