Stories

UNHCR chief applauds Zambia's openness to refugees

Filippo Grandi commends the African nation for its generosity towards refugees and calls for additional humanitarian and development support during a two-day visit.

19 Oct 2019

Jordan's accidental plumber trains team of Syrian refugee women

After a mistranslation led her to enrol in a plumbing workshop, Safaa trained her own team of mostly Syrian refugee women to fix leaky taps and challenge stereotypes.

18 Oct 2019

Afghan boy endures hardship en route to a better future

Farouk, 15, fled Afghanistan and endured a difficult journey overland across 10 countries. Now he is reunited with his siblings in London thanks in part to help from UNHCR.

17 Oct 2019

Nicaraguans make their home in an idle Costa Rican factory

Uprooted by persecution, dozens of Nicaraguan journalists, teachers, labourers and accountants now rent a former San José tin factory as a shelter.

16 Oct 2019

UN refugee chief visits South Africa to show support for government and refugees

Filippo Grandi pledges continued support and cooperation with South African government to ensure refugee protection during a two-day visit.

16 Oct 2019

Climate change and displacement

How conflict and climate change form a toxic combination that drives people from their homes.

15 Oct 2019

Lone children face insecurity on Greek island

Children seeking asylum who have been separated from their parents say they face poor conditions and threats of violence at a reception centre on the Greek island of Lesvos.

14 Oct 2019

Colombia gives Venezuela newborns a start in life

New measure grants citizenship to the children born to Venezuelan parents on Colombia soil, helping thousands at risk of statelessness.

14 Oct 2019

Citizenship hopes become reality for Iraq's Bidoon minority

UNHCR-funded legal initiative has secured nationality for hundreds of formerly stateless families in southern Iraq, giving them access to basic rights and services.

10 Oct 2019