'It was a very emotional moment … I felt that now I definitely exist'

After a lifetime of statelessness, Linda finally gained Russian citizenship in 2018. But hundreds of thousands of others across Europe still struggle to attain that basic right.

18 Nov 2020

UNHCR and Twitter launch 2020 World Refugee Day emoji created by Ivorian artist O'Plérou

15 Jun 2020

Young Ivorian artist designs 2020 World Refugee Day emoji

Graphic designer O'Plérou made world headlines with 365 emojis that change the way people see Africa. Now he has turned his creative spotlight onto refugees.

11 Jun 2020

Football star Salah scores goal as first Ambassador for Instant Network Schools

The programme developed by UNHCR and Vodafone Foundation aims to give refugee and host country students access to high-quality digital education.

26 Feb 2020

Scouts gain insights after stepping into lives of refugees

At World Scout Jamboree, participants use immersive video technology to connect with refugees around the world and build empathy for their plight.

2 Aug 2019

Syrian refugee finds success and a business partner in Amman

With a long history of hosting refugees, Jordan's capital provided the opportunity Ehab needed to meet his local collaborator Amani and launch their tech start-up.

17 Jun 2019

Innovation, green tech and sunlight help secure safe water for Rohingya refugees

4 Jan 2019

MIT workshop teaches refugee children joys of digital design

Teenaged asylum-seekers in Athens are hooked on classes that show them how to use technology to express their creativity.

16 Nov 2018

For refugees and locals in Uganda, the internet is changing lives

Private investment has brought connectivity to north-western Uganda, as well as new opportunities for refugees and locals.

24 Sep 2018