Stories

What is home? South Sudanese poet reflects on decades of flight and exile

South Sudanese writer uses experience of flight and exile to make poetry.

8 Jul 2019

Costa Rican schools open their doors to displaced Nicaraguan children

Thanks to the generosity of border towns in Costa Rica, thousands of Nicaraguan children fleeing social and political crisis at home have been able to go back to class.

5 Jul 2019

NGO partners more crucial than ever, says UN refugee chief

Filippo Grandi stresses vital advocacy role of non-governmental organizations at opening of annual consultation event with 300 partners in Geneva from July 3-5.

4 Jul 2019

Cate Blanchett reflects on her work with refugees in latest podcast episode

As the final guest of this season's Awake at Night podcast, the actor and Goodwill Ambassador describes the moments that have most affected her in her work with UNHCR.

1 Jul 2019

Attacks in north-east Congo force thousands to flee to Uganda

Congolese refugees crossing into Uganda speak of brutal attacks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Ituri province.

26 Jun 2019

Syrian director unites refugees and locals through drama

Theatre director Bassem uses acting classes to offer safe space for young refugees and locals in Alexandria, building their self-confidence and a sense of community.

26 Jun 2019

On a trek to safety, Somalis risk all in Libya

UNHCR seeks US$210 million to help refugees risking death, rape, arbitrary detention, forced labour and starvation as they travel towards the Mediterranean.

26 Jun 2019

Nigerian widow opens her doors to Cameroonian refugees

Fleeing conflict and insecurity in Cameroon, some refugees have found shelter, a warm welcome and support from a 77-year-old Nigerian widow.

24 Jun 2019

A message to the world's refugees from UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi

Refugee chief says World Refugee Day is a moment to recognize the courage of the 70 million who have fled war, violence and persecution.

20 Jun 2019