Jordanian volunteer helps Syrian refugees get back on their feet
Known as 'the mother of Syrians' for her work helping refugees, Abeer Khreisha is the Middle East regional winner for UNHCR's Nansen Refugee Award.
UNHCR names Nansen Refugee Award regional winners
The everyday heroes from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East are being honoured for their outstanding humanitarian work.
Trans woman defies danger to champion LGBTI rights in El Salvador
Bianka Rodríguez, named regional winner for the Americas for the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award, champions the transgender community's rights.
Medic helps Afghans find mobility and new lives after losing limbs
Physiotherapist Alberto Cairo, who provides prosthetic limbs and helps find jobs for injured Afghans, is the regional winner for Asia of UNHCR's annual Nansen Refugee Award.
Life-saving programme offers safe path to Italy for refugees
Humanitarian Corridors, a unique partnership set up by religious organizations, is the Europe regional winner for UNHCR's Nansen Refugee Award.
Congolese activist dedicates his life to fight for the displaced
Human rights activist Evariste Mfaume, is the regional winner for Africa for the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award.
Nicaraguan professionals seek safety in Costa Rica
Doctors, lawyers and professors are among professionals forced to flee their Central American homeland for doing their jobs.
Separated by conflict, Central African cousins long to learn together again
Gothier and Prince-Bonheur grew up together but conflict separated them. While Gothier was able to resume his studies, Prince remains in exile.
In a trek to safety, Venezuelans take on mountain peaks on foot
Weakened by hunger, hundreds of Venezuelan refugees and migrants cross the high Andes each day in search of safety in Colombia and beyond.