Stories

Refugees get a chance to start over in style in Jakarta

An Indonesian fashion entrepreneur's project to provide training and empower refugees aims to create new opportunities.

17 Jan 2019

Yazidi doctor brings former ISIS captives' souls back to life

Having treated more than a thousand Yazidi women who escaped captivity, gynaecologist dedicates herself to helping them rebuild their shattered lives.

16 Jan 2019

Syrian refugee makes an impression at Croatian printer

Anass is one of several refugees using his skills at Croatia's oldest printing company.

14 Jan 2019

Kigali sees economic sense in helping refugee entrepreneurs

Support scheme in Rwandan capital and elsewhere sees refugee businesses including Burundian-owned LPG store create 2,600 new jobs countrywide.

27 Dec 2018

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

Syrian refugee baker rises to the challenge in Germany

A bakery owner transforms lives by offering training and employment opportunities to refugees and asylum-seekers.

21 Dec 2018

Refugee and immigrant girls from 19 countries unite their voices in one choir

Pihcintu is more than a choir – it has been a second family for over 300 girls and young women who found safety in the United States.

21 Dec 2018

Syrian family among millions relying on aid to survive winter

In northern Jordan, Syrian refugee Hilal relies on assistance to get his family through the harsh winter, with millions more in the region needing similar help.

20 Dec 2018

From child refugee in Mozambique to school principal in the United States

Resettlement gave Bertine Bahige a new chance in life. The former Congolese refugee would have never imagined he would one day call Wyoming home.

19 Dec 2018