Stories

Becoming the best of friends in Beirut

Shadi is Syrian and Elie is Lebanese. They met on a Beirut movie set and are now best friends.

8 Jun 2019

Angelina Jolie calls for leadership and humanity as millions flee Venezuela

On a two-day visit to Colombia, the UNHCR Special Envoy met with refugees, returnees and government officials to assess the human impact of a mounting exodus.

8 Jun 2019

Rohingya refugees fret for their children's futures

UNHCR is promoting more learning opportunities and higher teaching standards for thousands of young Rohingya refugees.

6 Jun 2019

Refugee from South Sudan becomes an advocate for tree planting in Uganda

South Sudanese refugee uses his time in Uganda to promote a movement to conserve the environment.

5 Jun 2019

Hurting in Yemen, Somali refugees head home in time for Eid

Ground down by conflict and worsening conditions, 125 Somali refugees opt for UNHCR-assisted return, bringing total departures via scheme to 4,298 since 2017.

31 May 2019

Fear haunts refugees in Sri Lanka in wake of attacks

UNHCR is working closely with authorities to find solutions for around 1,000 refugees forced to leave their homes after the April 21 bombings.

30 May 2019

UN Secretary-General drops by on music workshop featuring refugees and cellist Yo-Yo Ma

Eighty people including 10 refugees take part in a music workshop in the Austrian capital with Ma, who has won 19 Grammy awards

28 May 2019

Syrian entrepreneur brings a taste of Damascus to Egypt

Syrian refugee's story shows how the craft of sweet making learned in Damascus can translate into a thriving business in Cairo – one sticky treat at a time.

27 May 2019

Rohingya refugee men join push to curb sexual violence

Volunteer outreach programme in Bangladesh refugee settlements recruits men to challenge gender violence, forced marriages.

24 May 2019