Stories

Vulnerable Venezuelans find help in Colombia

Hundreds of thousands of children, women and men seek safety and security over the border.

5 Oct 2018

Innovative investment transforms lives in Ethiopia

A pioneering partnership with IKEA Foundation turns a parched desert into valuable agricultural land for refugees and locals in Ethiopia's remote Somali region.

27 Sep 2018

All you need to know in an emergency - in the palm of your hand

Available online as an app, UNHCR's Emergency Handbook gives hands-on guidance to humanitarians providing life-saving assistance.

25 Sep 2018

Never a quiet day in Bunj Hospital maternity ward

The 120-bed hospital, the only working surgical facility in South Sudan's Upper Nile State, now includes a neonatal section.

25 Sep 2018

Hands-on experience is secret of Bunj nurse's success

Sediq Faruk works closely with the surgeon and the team at Bunj Hospital, where fighters from both sides are treated equally.

25 Sep 2018

We're the end of the line, says doctor in South Sudan hospital

Ugandan-trained Dr. Kalisa Yesero Wabibiye thought he would not last a week at Bunj Hospital. Two-and-a-half years later he is still there.

25 Sep 2018

Popular surgeon turns his hand to anything at South Sudan hospital

Dr Evan Atar Adaha is dedicated to bringing health care to the neediest in a tense and volatile region of South Sudan.

25 Sep 2018

For refugees and locals in Uganda, the internet is changing lives

Private investment has brought connectivity to north-western Uganda, as well as new opportunities for refugees and locals.

24 Sep 2018

Syrian boy takes incredible path from refugee to red carpet

Zain Al Rafeaa's childhood as a refugee in Beirut inspired his lead role in an award-winning movie, transporting him to the glitz of Cannes and beyond.

22 Sep 2018