Stories

Long way home for displaced Sudanese as fears of insecurity persist

UNHCR calls for increased funding and global support for Sudan's displaced, their hosts and those who want to return home.

14 Jan 2020

For one man, fifth exile from north-east Syria drains all hope

Mustafa and his family have fled to Iraq five times since the start of the Syria crisis, but having lost his home and business in the latest violence he fears for their future.

9 Jan 2020

Innovative programme helps lift Venezuelan refugees out of poverty

Training, mentorship in entrepreneurship and seed money help Venezuelans who lost everything start over in Ecuador.

3 Jan 2020

Relocation flights give Venezuelans a new lease on life in Brazil

By flying thousands of Venezuelans out of a remote Amazonian state to cities with better job prospects, an 'interiorization' programme helps refugees get off to a fresh start.

27 Dec 2019

Syrian rose farmer uses skills to graft new life in Lebanon

With a bag of seeds and a lifetime of knowledge, Syrian refugee Salem has regrown his precious flowers in Lebanon to provide his family and others with a vital income.

24 Dec 2019

'Hello Mum … It's me, Mohamed'

Asylum-seekers flown from detention in Libya to safety in Rwanda call home to reassure relatives who feared the worst.

24 Dec 2019

At a Christmas concert in Panama, refugees are the guests of honour

Having fled Venezuela, Panama Philharmonic Orchestra director Víctor Mata brings holiday cheer to refugees and asylum-seekers.

24 Dec 2019

Live blog: Global Refugee Forum -- Day 3

Final day of a gathering on refugees aiming to boost the global response and foster inclusion.

18 Dec 2019

Historic forum yields pledges of jobs, education for refugees

First-ever Global Refugee Forum wraps up with over 770 pledges to boost opportunities for refugees and their hosts.

18 Dec 2019