Special Features

A New Deal for Refugees

Known as the global compact on refugees, it aims to improve the international response to new and existing refugee situations.

Austria. St. Charles's Church (Karlskirche)

Cities of Light

A growing number of cities around the world are embracing refugees. This series looks at how they are helping the displaced to help themselves.

Black-and-white portrait of a Congolese refugee woman facing the camera.

Portraits of Congolese Refugee Women

Photographer Giles Duley went to Angola to meet with Congolese women who had survived unspeakable violence, bear witness to their suffering and pay tribute to their strength.

Bangladesh. Rebuilding girls' lives through education

Her Turn: It's time to make refugee girls' education a priority

A new report from UNHCR reveals that refugee girls at secondary level are only half as likely to enrol in school as their male peers.

Black-and-white portrait of a 20-year-old Rohingya woman wearing a headscarf.

The Most Important Thing

If conflict forced you to flee, what would you take with you? Photographer Brian Sokol asked 11 Rohingya refugees to pose with the things they carried.

Christophe and Armand host Louis, a refugee from Mali, in their one bedroom apartment in Paris.

No Stranger Place

This series, developed with photographer Aubrey Wade, showcases Europeans who have welcomed refugees into their homes.

Uganda. South Sudanese Refugees

People with Disabilities

People with disabilities can be at even greater risk when they flee their homes.

Germany. The Making of the Dream Diaries

Dream Diaries

New UNHCR project visualizes the dreams of children who have fled their homes and found a new life in Europe.​

Canada. Then and Now

Then and Now

These eight stories profile refugees who have made a fresh start in Canada over the years, finding safety and giving back.

Canada. From far and wide.

From Far and Wide

Across Canada, longtime residents are creating powerful friendships with Syrian refugees, transcending language and culture.

Brazil. Team Refugees take part in Olympics opening ceremony

Rio 2016: Refugee Olympic Team

The first-ever Refugee Olympic Team competed at the 2016 Summer Games, illustrating the courage and perseverance of all refugees.