Training refugees and Ethiopians for the job market

A vocational programme funded by the German government teaches skills such as cooking, woodworking and mechanics to refugees and their hosts.

29 Oct 2019

Good Samaritan opens her home to Venezuelan women and children in need

Two years ago, a Colombian housewife decided to turn her home into a makeshift shelter for refugees and migrants on a grueling trek to safety.

28 Oct 2019

New school brings Afghan students in from the cold

A UN-funded school building gives 500 children in a village north of Kabul a better chance at finishing their education.

24 Oct 2019

UNHCR chief applauds Zambia's openness to refugees

Filippo Grandi commends the African nation for its generosity towards refugees and calls for additional humanitarian and development support during a two-day visit.

19 Oct 2019

Jordan's accidental plumber trains team of Syrian refugee women

After a mistranslation led her to enrol in a plumbing workshop, Safaa trained her own team of mostly Syrian refugee women to fix leaky taps and challenge stereotypes.

18 Oct 2019

Afghan boy endures hardship en route to a better future

Farouk, 15, fled Afghanistan and endured a difficult journey overland across 10 countries. Now he is reunited with his siblings in London thanks in part to help from UNHCR.

17 Oct 2019

Nicaraguans make their home in an idle Costa Rican factory

Uprooted by persecution, dozens of Nicaraguan journalists, teachers, labourers and accountants now rent a former San José tin factory as a shelter.

16 Oct 2019

UN refugee chief visits South Africa to show support for government and refugees

Filippo Grandi pledges continued support and cooperation with South African government to ensure refugee protection during a two-day visit.

16 Oct 2019

Climate change and displacement

How conflict and climate change form a toxic combination that drives people from their homes.

15 Oct 2019