Japanese vision team brings Azeri lives into focus

Optometrists led by former Nansen Refugee Award winner Akio Kanai give the gift of sight back to thousands of displaced Azeris.

26 Aug 2016

Refugees in Armenia get wired for work

A UNHCR-funded computer training course is opening doors to better job opportunities for refugees in Armenia, like 23-year-old Ramella.

7 Apr 2011

Azerbaijan closes last of emergency camps

Displaced Azerbaijanis face a more comfortable future after the government closes the last two emergency camps and moves IDPs into new housing.

7 Feb 2008

Nansen Award winner Kanai uses prize to help in Armenia and Azerbaijan

Japanese optometrist Akio Kanai has used all the prize money that came with his Nansen Refugee Award to assist refugees and internally displaced in Azerbaijan and Armenia, countries where he has been helping victims on both sides of the conflict for almost a decade.

19 Apr 2007

UNHCR deplores forced return of refugee by Azerbaijan

14 Nov 2006

High Commissioner to visit to southern Caucasus

15 Aug 2006

My door is always open, says refugee in Armenia

Sergey Danielyan is an ethnic Armenian who fled Azerbaijan for Armenia as a result of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. UNHCR catches up with the 69-year-old to see how he is coping with life as a refugee in his motherland.

1 Sep 2005

Fuji Optical puts focus on needy people in Azerbaijan

Some 1,500 people in Azerbaijan - refugees, displaced people, orphans, the elderly and other vulnerable populations - have had their eyes examined and received free eye glasses from a visiting team from Fuji Optical.

30 Jun 2005

Some 65,000 refugees from Azerbaijan gain Armenian citizenship

More than 65,000 refugees from Azerbaijan have obtained Armenian citizenship under a government programme supported by the UN refugee agency.

6 Feb 2004