Iraqi doctor provides care and comfort to Yazidi survivors

Gynaecologist Nagham Hasan has spent years providing medical and emotional care to former ISIS captives, and pledges to continue "for the long haul" despite often harrowing work.

4 Oct 2022

Angela Merkel to receive UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award for protecting refugees at height of Syria crisis

4 Oct 2022

Refugee firefighters honoured for their bravery in protecting Mauritania's environment

For their tenacious efforts to put out bushfires and plant trees, the Mbera Fire Brigade has been named the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award regional winner for Africa.

4 Oct 2022

Civil society group hailed for supporting displaced people in remote parts of Myanmar

For its work aiding and empowering communities uprooted by conflict or disaster, Meikswe Myanmar has been named the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award regional winner for Asia and the Pacific.

4 Oct 2022

Former midwife delivers safety and hope to Nicaraguan refugee women

Since arriving in Costa Rica more than 50 years ago, Vicenta González has made it her mission to help local and refugee women escape abuse and make a fresh start.

4 Oct 2022

The passion, vision and action of Fridtjof Nansen, humanitarian extraordinaire

Ahead of this year's UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award, we look back at the life and achievements of the Norwegian pioneer who gave his name to the prize.

26 Sep 2022

'I just can't stand aside if I know that I can help'

Disability rights activist Tetiana Barantsova escaped the war in Ukraine in a wheelchair. Now she's helping others with disabilities to do the same.

22 Jun 2022

UNHCR regrets loss of life in the Aegean Sea, with at least 31 dead and more missing

28 Dec 2021

Lone refugee children go from homelessness in Greece to new lives across Europe

Legislative changes in Greece and a relocation programme have helped hundreds of unaccompanied refugee children get off the streets.

14 Dec 2021