Stories

'Gender-based violence never got enough attention'

UNHCR has more than 11,500 staff, most based in the field. Meet ethics officer Keiko Odashiro, who protects refugees from sexual exploitation and abuse.

4 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

A chance to live: The quest of Venezuelan refugees and migrants with HIV/AIDS

Over 7,700 Venezuelans in need of HIV/AIDS treatment have left their country and face additional challenges in their journey to safety and medical care.

30 Nov 2018

Helping refugees to thrive in Costa Rica

Bakers, spa product creators and car wash entrepreneurs get a chance to start over in the Central American nation.

28 Nov 2018

Afghan women can become agents of change

Rula Ghani, the First Lady of Afghanistan, says Afghan women are resilient and should be in leadership positions in her country.

27 Nov 2018

Finding solutions to Afghan displacement key to the future, Grandi says

UN refugee chief tells high-level panel at the Geneva Conference on Afghanistan the search for solutions to displacement 'must be intensified.'

27 Nov 2018

Returning Afghan refugees rebuild despite challenges

UNHCR and its partners are helping returnees to access basic services, land and jobs, but further international support is needed.

26 Nov 2018

Child sexual violence survivor faces bleak future in Niger

After escaping forced marriage in Boko Haram captivity, 15-year-old Adia* is among many women and girls who resort to survival sex to get by.

25 Nov 2018