Stories

'All I want is a doctor for my brother and a school for me'

More than 2,200 asylum seekers and refugees have now been relocated from reception centres on Greek islands and elsewhere in Greece to other European countries.

20 Jan 2021

'A whole new world has opened in front of me'

For 50,000 formerly stateless people in Uzbekistan, citizenship will unlock the door to foreign travel, the right to vote and allow them a new-found dignity.

20 Jan 2021

Thousands of Central Africans seek refuge in Cameroon

A resurgence of violence in the Central African Republic has driven 5,000 Central Africans to seek safety across the border in Cameroon.

19 Jan 2021

Q&A: 'Including refugees in the vaccine rollout is key to ending the pandemic'

Mike Woodman of UNHCR's Public Health Section explains how the organization is working to ensure millions of forcibly displaced people worldwide are protected from the COVID-19 virus.

14 Jan 2021

Iraqi couple among world's first refugees to get COVID-19 jab

After receiving inoculation as part of Jordan's national vaccination plan, Iraqi refugee Raia hopes life will soon return to normal and other refugees will follow her lead.

14 Jan 2021

Hosts offer vital refuge to families fleeing DRC violence

Solidarity shown by local Congolese communities has been critical in the response to mass forced displacement, but funding cuts threaten UNHCR's ability to offer support.

13 Jan 2021

5 ways refugees helped battle COVID-19 in 2020

Amid the pandemic, refugees stepped up to provide healthcare, boost wellness, safeguard their communities and keep us inspired during lockdowns.

31 Dec 2020

Mental health services help refugees transform their lives in Libya

With many refugees and asylum seekers in Libya in need of psychosocial support after years of conflict and insecurity, UNHCR and its partner are providing life-changing help.

30 Dec 2020

'The Nansen Award was one of the most inspiring things in my life'

Nansen Award laureate Zannah Mustapha takes stock of how his life – and those of the children displaced by Boko Haram – has changed since he won the award in 2017.

21 Dec 2020