Stories

French village sets an example of how to welcome refugees

For four months, residents and volunteers in Pessat-Villeneuve in central France have been helping 60 evacuees from Africa build new lives.

28 Jan 2019

Syrian farmers get back to the land in Ireland

A social farming initiative gives Syrian refugee farmers the chance to work and exchange skills.

24 Jan 2019

Eritrean minors reunited with mother after eight-year odyssey

Kedija, 15, and Yonas, 12, survived kidnapping, detention, and a failed sea crossing before finally rejoining their mother in Switzerland.

24 Jan 2019

Surging violence in Nigeria drives thousands across borders

Some 15,000 people have been forced to flee into neighbouring Chad and Cameroon as conflict in Nigeria's restive Borno State escalates.

22 Jan 2019

Berlin bus job puts Syrian refugee in the driver's seat

Transport chiefs in Germany's capital are training refugees to drive buses, addressing a shortage of drivers and integrating newcomers.

22 Jan 2019

Join global challenge to match refugees' billion-mile journey

UNHCR's 1 Billion Miles to safety campaign calls on runners, walkers and cyclists to dedicate their miles in solidarity with families uprooted by war and persecution.

18 Jan 2019

Central American women find safety and strength in mural painting

An art project helps female asylum seekers from El Salvador and Honduras become more aware of their rights and discover a new family in Mexico.

18 Jan 2019

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