Stories

South Sudanese teacher sets sights on university for his children

A primary school Vice-Principal has high educational ambitions but knows the odds are stacked against his fellow citizens.

31 Aug 2020

Schools caught up in armed conflict sweeping across the Sahel

By end-2019, more than 3,300 schools were shut, affecting almost 650,000 children and more than 16,000 teachers.

27 Aug 2020

Congolese mothers trek to safety in South Sudan

As South Sudan keeps its borders open to refugees during the coronavirus pandemic, mothers fleeing violence in the DR Congo find a safe haven with their children.

26 Aug 2020

Grandi ends Lebanon visit with call to help country in its hour of need

With country reeling from Beirut explosion, COVID-19 and financial crisis, UNHCR Head calls on global community to support Lebanon and its large refugee population.

25 Aug 2020

Nicaraguan refugee heals wounds of persecution in Costa Rica

For Catalina, seeking medical care in Nicaragua was too risky. In Costa Rica it was unaffordable – until she became one of 6,000 refugees given access to the public health care system.

25 Aug 2020

'You could see the happiness on their faces'

A programme underway to relocate 1,600 unaccompanied children from the Greek Islands is already transforming lives.

25 Aug 2020

'We all miss home, but we cannot go back to the same fear'

Three years after she fled to Bangladesh, Rohingya refugee Nur Ayna shares her memories of Myanmar, experiences in exile, and hopes for the future.

21 Aug 2020

UN refugee chief pledges support for people of Beirut on visit to city

UNHCR is working to help those affected by the 4 August explosion, including local Lebanese and refugees, Grandi says after meeting families impacted by blast.

20 Aug 2020

'I like the responsibility and I'm happy to be able to give back'

UNHCR has more than 17,300 staff, most of whom are based in the field. Meet Luis Jose Faife, a driver in Mozambique.

20 Aug 2020