'I am you and you are me': UNHCR staff draw on first-hand knowledge of displacement

On World Humanitarian Day, we talked to three colleagues whose own experience of being forced to flee their homes inspires and informs their work.

19 Aug 2022

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

Global photo project shows power of football during displacement

As the European football championships kick off, Goal Click Refugees campaign reveals how the sport promotes integration as seen through the eyes of forcibly displaced people.

11 Jun 2021

IOM and UNHCR carry out joint visit to the Canary Islands amid increasing arrivals

16 Nov 2020

Storytellers brighten lives of refugee children on coronavirus lockdown

Volunteers in Spain are recording bedtime stories to share with children in reception centres via WhatsApp in a UNHCR-backed project.

23 Apr 2020

Basque community opens its doors to welcome family from Syria

Spanish volunteers help a grieving refugee family start life anew in the Basque region.

22 Nov 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

UNHCR Desperate Journeys report provides snapshot of changing refugee movements to Europe

11 Apr 2018

UNHCR report details changes in refugee and migrant risky journeys to Europe

23 Nov 2017