Stories

Six athletes to make up Refugee Paralympic Team at Tokyo Games

Competitors in four sports – including first female refugee Paralympian – ready to take to world stage after beating the odds despite being forced to flee their homes.

30 Jun 2021

'We are the lucky ones'

Ethiopian refugee Mihret hid in the bush for days without food or water, to escape the Tigray conflict. Now safe in Sudan, she is using her engineering skills to assist her community.

30 Jun 2021

From refugee to saviour: the story of Majed and Joseba

After being resettled to Spain, Syrian refugee Majed became a friend and carer to Joseba, the butcher who gave him a job.

24 Jun 2021

For displaced Venezuelans, regularization is the key to building productive lives

Far-reaching regularization schemes in Colombia and Ecuador are providing a lifeline to Venezuelan refugees and migrants who long to become self-sufficient.

23 Jun 2021

'Running helped me to find myself'

Olympic marathon runner and former refugee Yonas Kinde knows first-hand the power of sport to forge friendships, stay healthy and rebuild lives.

20 Jun 2021

Live Blog 2021: This World Refugee Day, we are stronger together

UNHCR Live Blog for World Refugee Day 2021: Celebrating WRD around the world.

20 Jun 2021

Dance programme helps Venezuelan teen settle into new life in Panama

Programa Enlaces uses art and dance to build bridges between communities, helping young refugees adjust to life in their new host country.

19 Jun 2021

Forced displacement hit new high in 2020 despite fewer routes to safety

The number of people forced to flee their homes reached a new peak last year, as COVID-19 failed to prevent conflict but made it to harder to find refuge.

18 Jun 2021

Refugees and locals in Mauritania exchange strategies for adapting to climate change

Malian refugees living in Mauritania are applying and sharing techniques from back home to grow food and protect the environment.

17 Jun 2021