Stories

Venezuelan boxer sees Olympic hopes rekindled

The IOC Refugee Athlete Scholarship has given a young boxer the support he needs to train in hopes of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics – something that just months ago looked all but impossible.

3 Jun 2021

Apprentices become partners as Afghan refugee and Iranian team up

After vocational training with UNHCR, auto apprentice Abbas met intern Danial and the two launched their own repair shop employing refugees and locals in Iran's Shiraz.

31 May 2021

Donated airmiles help Eritrean father reunite with his daughters

A new partnership between the charity Miles4Migrants and UNHCR aims to help more refugees to reunite with their families.

31 May 2021

Returning Iraqis face dire conditions following camp closures

With 250,000 Iraqis still living in camps after fleeing ISIS, sudden closure of 14 sites in late 2020 forced many to return to destroyed homes and villages lacking basic services.

27 May 2021

COVID-19 worsens already difficult situation for older refugees in Latin America

A new study shows that the coronavirus pandemic has made it even harder for older refugees and other forcibly displaced people to feed themselves and keep a roof over their heads.

26 May 2021

Performers with refugee backgrounds take Eurovision by storm

Singers with refugee backgrounds are representing Sweden and Russia at this year's contest, while a ballet dancer, based in the Netherlands, performed during an interval.

21 May 2021

As rainy season approaches, displaced Nigeriens receive emergency shelters

Forced to flee armed attacks in Niger's southwestern region, thousands brace themselves for torrential rains, which often result in flooding.

20 May 2021

Pandemic-hit Rohingya refugees and local Bangladeshis get help to grow food

Local marketplaces are helping struggling Bangladeshi farmers sell their produce while rooftop gardens are allowing Rohingya refugees to grow their own food.

18 May 2021

'I'm not going to hide what I am anymore'

When a criminal gang targeted Ana and Paula's* teenage daughter and son, the family ran for their lives.

17 May 2021