Stories

Rohingya refugees lead response to fire threat in Bangladesh camps

Trained refugee volunteers are the first line of defence against the frequent fires that tear through camps in the dry season.

10 Jun 2022

Mortar blast highlights the deadly legacy of war in South Sudan

Pain, anguish and a search for answers as an explosion kills four refugee boys in Maban County, where decades of conflict have left a cache of unexploded ordnance.

9 Jun 2022

Refugee-led business provides clean energy to camp residents

A Congolese refugee is providing a lifeline for thousands of refugees and their hosts in Kenya's Kakuma camp through sustainable, reliable and affordable energy.

5 Jun 2022

Ukrainian family finds a home away from home in Moldova

Business owners Nadejda and Vitalie converted their office space into a shelter for refugees, including six-year-old Veronika and her family from Odesa.

3 Jun 2022

Seeking safety at the United States-Mexico border

Narrated by UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Ben Stiller and UNHCR high profile supporter Mindy Kaling, an animated series looks at the rights of people forced to flee and the responsibility we all have to protect them.

30 May 2022

Youth groups give young Rohingya refugees skills and a sense of purpose

Adolescent clubs and environmental youth groups are helping to bridge the education gap for Rohingya refugees living in camps in Bangladesh.

26 May 2022

My advice to other kids as a refugee from Ukraine? Appreciate what you have

Back in Odesa, teenager Daria used to fret about schoolwork and her relationships with family and friends. After fleeing conflict, she urges others her age not to worry about the small stuff.

18 May 2022

Ukrainian refugees find warm welcome in neighbouring Moldova

While many move on, Olga and her children are among 100,000 Ukrainians staying in Moldova, where people and the authorities are offering support with help from UNHCR.

18 May 2022

Gay activist strives to make her host country more inclusive for all refugees

During her journey to safety, Yeraldine, a lesbian from Venezuela, faced much of the same discrimination as she had back home. On IDAHOTB, she talks about her efforts to make Ecuador a more inclusive place.

17 May 2022