The refugee weightlifter giving back as mental health nurse

Having found help during tough times after arriving in the UK, Cyrille Tchatchet was inspired to study nursing alongside training to compete at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

30 Jul 2021

Many stateless in UK face a tortuous road to recognition

UNHCR study shines light on a hidden national issue that, despite recent progress, still affects millions of people around the world.

29 Apr 2021

First solo flight shows sky's the limit for refugees

Four years ago Maya Ghazal fled the fighting in Syria. Now a trainee pilot, she's advocating for opportunities for refugees at the Global Refugee Forum.

14 Dec 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

UNHCR, UNICEF and IOM urge European states to boost education for refugee and migrant children

Key challenges include lack of school spaces, teachers not adequately trained, language barriers and limited access to psychosocial support

11 Sep 2019

Social media helps former refugee thank man who gave her a childhood bicycle

When Mevan Babakar was a five-year-old refugee in the Netherlands, an aid worker gave her a bicycle. Twenty-four years later, she was finally able to thank him.

15 Aug 2019

UNHCR welcomes meaningful new UK commitment to refugee resettlement

17 Jun 2019

New exhibition in Venice explores the experience of refugees

Rothko in Lampedusa showcases work by artists such as Ai Weiwei and those of five emerging artists from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast and Somalia who are refugees.

11 May 2019

British Royals visit refugee accommodation project on Crete

11 May 2018