Three refugee athletes gain sports scholarships to Canada

Kenya-based middle-distance runners from South Sudan currently in Tokyo with the IOC Refugee Olympic Team in first intake of trailblazing athletic scholarship scheme.

24 Jul 2021

Alphonso Davies becomes the first footballer to take UNHCR's Goodwill Ambassador title

Davies is the first footballer and first Canadian to become a Global Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR.

24 Mar 2021

A cookbook for the holidays celebrates the flavours that make us who we are

In 'Tastes from Home: Recipes from the Refugee Community,' people from all over the world who now call Canada home share their stories and favourite recipes.

17 Dec 2020

UNHCR applauds Canada's commitment to grant permanent residency to asylum-seekers working on COVID-19 frontlines

14 Aug 2020

Canada's Samra Habib champions the rights of LGBTI refugees

The photographer, author and activist reflects on growing up fast as child refugee in Toronto – and why she fights for equality and 'a sense of belonging'.

17 May 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

Syrian software developer starts new life as Canadian skilled worker

After eight years in Lebanon, Mohammed Hakmi is the first refugee to arrive in Canada as a skilled worker under an innovative pilot program.

3 May 2019

'I stopped by your house in Syria today, but no one was home'

After nearly eight years of war, I paid a visit to the house where my friend Hani Al Moulia grew up. Like vast parts of his hometown, it was in a state of ruin. That night, I wrote Hani a letter:

11 Apr 2019

Tech developers hope to reshape refugee experience in Canada

UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi recently met refugees and students in Canada to learn how they are coping with resettlement.

13 Nov 2017