Stories

Coder who fled Syria launches a new life in Serbia

Trained in Aleppo as a computer programmer, Mawaheb found that his tech skills offered a way to fit in – and give back – in Belgrade.

9 Apr 2019

Rohingya refugee volunteers work to avert monsoon damage in Bangladesh

Volunteers are at the forefront of a drive to protect residents of the sprawling refugee settlements as the cyclone and monsoon season approaches.

5 Apr 2019

Venezuelans risk life and limb to seek help in Colombia

Refugees and migrants brave floods, bandits and treacherous footpaths in a desperate search for food, medicine and safety in Cúcuta.

5 Apr 2019

Why including refugees makes economic sense

UNHCR's new Director of the Africa Bureau, Raouf Mazou, says the socioeconomic inclusion of refugees is vital to the agency's efforts to protect and assist them.

4 Apr 2019

UNHCR photographer's essay on Congolese women refugees wins prestigious award

Giles Duley's arresting portraits land Amnesty International humanitarian reporting prize.

4 Apr 2019

Cyclone Idai survivors struggle to rebuild devastated communities

Cut off by flood damage, residents of Buzi in Mozambique remain in desperate need of supplies before they can turn to rebuilding their lives.

3 Apr 2019

Clearing landmines in Ukraine, one careful step at a time

Ukraine is one of the most mine-affected countries in the world, limiting freedom of movement and posing a serious threat to civilians crossing the contact line.

2 Apr 2019

UN refugee chief connects with Chinese companies at Boao Forum

As part of UNHCR's growing engagement with China, High Commissioner Filippo Grandi calls on the private sector to collaborate on connectivity and innovation for refugees.

29 Mar 2019

UNHCR aid for Cyclone Idai survivors arrives in Mozambique

An aircraft carrying tents, tarpaulins, mosquito nets, solar lanterns and other vital relief lands in Mozambique to support 10,000 survivors.

27 Mar 2019