Once a dream, citizenship puts medical career within reach

University seemed like an impossible dream for 21-year-old Nazir, who was born stateless in Kyrgyzstan. Now he can finally study medicine.

8 Oct 2019

2019 Nansen Refugee Award 'a symbol of hope' for the world's stateless

Lawyer Azizbek Ashurov spent over a decade helping the Kyrgyz Republic to resolve all known cases of statelessness in a historic first.

7 Oct 2019

Kyrgyz human rights lawyer wins UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

2 Oct 2019

Intrepid lawyer achieves quest to eradicate statelessness in Kyrgyzstan

Heading out on foot, on horseback and in four-wheel drives, Azizbek Ashurov and his team of lawyers have helped Kyrgyzstan to end statelessness.

2 Oct 2019

Nansen Refugee Award laureate reflects on impact of her work

Six years after winning UNHCR's Nansen Refugee Award, Sister Angélique looks back at how it changed her life and those of the people she continues to support.

1 Oct 2019

Danny Ocean to perform at global humanitarian award ceremony

30 Sep 2019

Jordanian volunteer helps Syrian refugees get back on their feet

Known as 'the mother of Syrians' for her work helping refugees, Abeer Khreisha is the Middle East regional winner for UNHCR's Nansen Refugee Award.

18 Sep 2019

UNHCR names Nansen Refugee Award regional winners

The everyday heroes from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East are being honoured for their outstanding humanitarian work.

18 Sep 2019

Trans woman defies danger to champion LGBTI rights in El Salvador

Bianka Rodríguez, named regional winner for the Americas for the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award, champions the transgender community's rights.

18 Sep 2019