Stories

Nansen Refugee Award laureate reflects on impact of her work

Six years after winning UNHCR's Nansen Refugee Award, Sister Angélique looks back at how it changed her life and those of the people she continues to support.

1 Oct 2019

UN Refugee Chief praises Mexico's support for refugees

As Central Americans' asylum claims soar 231 per cent in less than one year, Filippo Grandi calls for further resources to better cope with the flow.

1 Oct 2019

Citizenship tastes sweet to Kyrgyzstan beekeeper

Abdusamat Saparov dreamed of being a beekeeper for over 20 years. But without a birth certificate or passport, it seemed impossible.

30 Sep 2019

For refugees trapped in Libya, a flight out of danger

Evacuation flight takes 66 vulnerable refugees to Rwanda, where they receive shelter, medical checks and options for a safe future.

27 Sep 2019

Legacy of 19th century Empress of Austria extends to today's refugees

Refugees in Ukraine will benefit from the will of Empress Elisabeth. The famous Austrian, nicknamed Sisi, left part of her fortune to good causes when she was assassinated in 1898.

27 Sep 2019

Derelict school gets new life as play centre for Syrian kids

A once deserted school in southern Lebanon has been transformed into a joyful summer sanctuary for underprivileged Syrian refugee children.

26 Sep 2019

Ensuring the rights of nomadic seafarers

A UNHCR-supported documentation programme seeks to assure indigenous Sama Bajau people can access education, health care and housing in the Philippines.

25 Sep 2019

Ground-breaking programme reunites families, reignites hope

UNHCR's 'holistic' integration project helps refugees find jobs, education, homes and help towards naturalization.

24 Sep 2019

As drought compounds security woes, Somalis flee to Ethiopia

Crop failures, livestock die-offs, and Al-Shabab extortion demands are driving thousands of farmers and pastoralists to abandon their lands and seek refuge.

20 Sep 2019