Activist champions rights of people with disabilities in Ukraine

Tetiana Barantsova named regional winner for Europe for the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award.

21 Sep 2020

Colombia's private sector begins to open its doors to Venezuelans

Far from just being a charitable gesture, Colombian firms are finding that hiring Venezuelan refugees and migrants makes good business sense.

14 Nov 2019

Medic helps Afghans find mobility and new lives after losing limbs

Physiotherapist Alberto Cairo, who provides prosthetic limbs and helps find jobs for injured Afghans, is the regional winner for Asia of UNHCR's annual Nansen Refugee Award.

18 Sep 2019

Join global challenge to match refugees' billion-mile journey

UNHCR's 1 Billion Miles to safety campaign calls on runners, walkers and cyclists to dedicate their miles in solidarity with families uprooted by war and persecution.

18 Jan 2019

Joy to behold: Deaf children's choir warms hearts at Christmas

In Lebanon, children's choir featuring deaf Syrian refugees and locals and a 160-strong ensemble including refugee performers help to spread some seasonal cheer.

24 Dec 2018

Congolese tailor with disability stitches new life in Kenya

Conflict and a spinal condition have not stopped one Congolese refugee from establishing a successful tailoring business in Kenya's Kakuma camp.

3 Dec 2018

With resolve and a cell phone, blind refugee resumes school

Determined to get an education, Syrian teenager Alaa made the most of a gift from a relative to overcome communication barriers and thrive at school in Lebanon.

2 Dec 2018

Centre proves a haven for special needs children uprooted by conflict

Forced to flee eastern Ukraine, one woman decided to open her own treatment centre for internally displaced special needs children.

16 Oct 2018

In Lebanon, Iraqi boy with autism finds escape from isolation

Samer, 10, spent most of his life cut off from the outside world, until a UNHCR-funded community centre in Lebanon gave him a chance to connect with other kids.

10 Oct 2018