'I think of refugees as a testament to the strength and goodness of the human spirit'

New Zealand's first ever refugee Member of Parliament, Golriz Ghahraman, reflects on how her refugee background has helped her navigate political life.

7 Mar 2022

Scale up support to Iran to safeguard fleeing Afghans, says UNHCR's Grandi

21 Dec 2021

Iranian father and son re-enact their story for Hungarian theatre goers

Iranian refugee Abouzar and his son, Armin, chose to stay in Hungary despite being detained at the border for 18 months. A new theatre production offers some clues as to why.

14 Oct 2021

Refugee Para athletes relish chance to compete at global level

Six refugee athletes lead the parade at the Tokyo Paralympics Opening Ceremony, sending a powerful message to the 12 million forcibly displaced people living with disabilities.

24 Aug 2021

Afghan refugees reach Iran as violence escalates

9 Aug 2021

Asylum-seekers cultivate new lives in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The road to full integration for asylum-seekers in Bosnia and Herzegovina can be a long one, but UNHCR is providing support.

30 Jul 2021

Six athletes to make up Refugee Paralympic Team at Tokyo Games

Competitors in four sports – including first female refugee Paralympian – ready to take to world stage after beating the odds despite being forced to flee their homes.

30 Jun 2021

Iran policy change gives refugees access to banking services

8 Jun 2021

Apprentices become partners as Afghan refugee and Iranian team up

After vocational training with UNHCR, auto apprentice Abbas met intern Danial and the two launched their own repair shop employing refugees and locals in Iran's Shiraz.

31 May 2021