Stories

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

Race against time to help thousands of Central African refugees

As rains approach, the race is on to get aid to thousands seeking safety in a remote village in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo.

12 Feb 2021

Venezuelans defy the pandemic to seek a future in Colombia

Visiting Maicao, UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi urges greater support for countries hosting millions of displaced Venezuelans amid COVID-19 crisis.

8 Feb 2021

Yemen's 'marginalized ones' endure hunger, displacement

Conflict and displacement have compounded centuries of discrimination against Yemen's Muhamasheen minority, denying access to jobs, documentation and humanitarian aid.

4 Feb 2021

Keeping displaced families safe amid surge in Niger violence

As increasing numbers are forced from their homes by armed groups in Niger's volatile western border region, UNHCR mobilizes network of local protection monitors.

3 Feb 2021

Data reveals impact of COVID-19 on livelihoods and futures

Poor and vulnerable communities across the world, including the forcibly displaced, struggle with the pandemic's far-reaching consequences.

2 Feb 2021