Stories

Global cities take the lead in welcoming refugees

Civic leaders attending a key meeting in Geneva set out the positive contributions that refugees are making to cities worldwide.

19 Dec 2018

From child refugee in Mozambique to school principal in the United States

Resettlement gave Bertine Bahige a new chance in life. The former Congolese refugee would have never imagined he would one day call Wyoming home.

19 Dec 2018

UN refugee chief welcomes cities' support for refugees

At a key meeting in Geneva, Filippo Grandi welcomed the role of cities in leading the shift towards a more open and inclusive approach to refugees.

18 Dec 2018

Funding shortfall leaves South Sudanese refugees at risk

Aid agencies call for urgent support to meet the needs of over 2.2 million South Sudanese refugees – including women overcoming trauma and children missing out on an education.

18 Dec 2018

São Paulo helps refugees find their feet in Brazil

The largest city in the Americas not only welcomes refugees and migrants, but also helps them find work and regain their autonomy.

17 Dec 2018

States reach historic deal for refugees and commit to more effective, fairer response

UN General Assembly agrees on an innovative global framework to better serve the forcibly displaced and their host communities.

17 Dec 2018

Erbil reaps rewards by allowing Syrian refugees to flourish

Northern Iraqi city's choice to embrace refugees and keep job markets open has benefited both Syrians and locals alike, local governor says.

14 Dec 2018

Displaced Colombians open their doors to Venezuelan refugees and migrants

Years ago, the Colombian armed conflict left them with nothing. Today, displaced neighbours in Las Delicias are hosting more than 150 Venezuelans.

14 Dec 2018

More than 1.5 million Congolese lose homes in conflict

Displaced by ongoing attacks in conflict zones such as the DRC's Ituri and North Kivu provinces, many families now live in makeshift shelters or temporary accommodation.

14 Dec 2018