Stories

International community must do more for world's refugees, says UN chief

'Bold and concrete pledges needed' to ensure more equitable support for refugees, UN Secretary-General tells first-ever Global Refugee Forum.

17 Dec 2019

Live blog: Global Refugee Forum -- Day 2

The second day of a global gathering on refugees kicks off in Geneva, aiming to bolster the global response and foster inclusion.

17 Dec 2019

Private sector pledges US$250 million in refugee assistance

Ikea, The Lego Foundation and Vodafone lead 30 organizations at the Global Refugee Forum promising education, training, jobs, legal services and cash assistance to refugees.

16 Dec 2019

Live blog: Global Refugee Forum -- Day 1

A three-day gathering on refugees kicks off in Geneva, aiming to bolster the global response and foster inclusion.

16 Dec 2019

First solo flight shows sky's the limit for refugees

Four years ago Maya Ghazal fled the fighting in Syria. Now a trainee pilot, she's advocating for opportunities for refugees at the Global Refugee Forum.

14 Dec 2019

Turning weeds into energy in Ethiopia

A cooperative of Somali refugees and Ethiopian host community, supported by the IKEA Foundation, turn invasive weeds into energy.

13 Dec 2019

Refugees get traction in Germany's auto industry

A programme by Volkswagen offers refugees a path to a permanent job at the world's largest auto maker.

12 Dec 2019

Afghan woman breaks barriers to heal Pakistan's poor

Having grown up in a Turkmen refugee community without easy access to education, Saleema has beaten the odds by becoming a doctor.

11 Dec 2019

Clean water brings life, and hope, to refugees and hosts in Uganda

A solar-powered water facility is saving lives in refugee settlements and host communities that previously suffered shortages.

10 Dec 2019