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

UNHCR statement on the return of displaced Syrians

As the dire socio-economic impact of COVID-19 worsens conditions for displaced Syrians, both inside Syria and in hosting countries, UNHCR calls for support for the displaced and their choices.

26 Jul 2021

Internship a dream come true for refugee at IKEA store in Croatia

Furniture retailer IKEA offers promise of a new start for refugees in Croatia through internship programme under a partnership with UNHCR.

23 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

From refugee to saviour: the story of Majed and Joseba

After being resettled to Spain, Syrian refugee Majed became a friend and carer to Joseba, the butcher who gave him a job.

24 Jun 2021

News comment by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on Denmark's new law on the transfer of asylum-seekers to third countries

3 Jun 2021

Returning Iraqis face dire conditions following camp closures

With 250,000 Iraqis still living in camps after fleeing ISIS, sudden closure of 14 sites in late 2020 forced many to return to destroyed homes and villages lacking basic services.

27 May 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

In Jordan and Lebanon, refugee volunteers boost vaccine uptake

As World Immunization Week aims to boost trust in vaccines, refugee volunteers work to combat misinformation and encourage older refugees to get vaccinated.

29 Apr 2021