Lone children face insecurity on Greek island

Children seeking asylum who have been separated from their parents say they face poor conditions and threats of violence at a reception centre on the Greek island of Lesvos.

14 Oct 2019

Colombia gives Venezuela newborns a start in life

New measure grants citizenship to the children born to Venezuelan parents on Colombia soil, helping thousands at risk of statelessness.

14 Oct 2019

Citizenship hopes become reality for Iraq's Bidoon minority

UNHCR-funded legal initiative has secured nationality for hundreds of formerly stateless families in southern Iraq, giving them access to basic rights and services.

10 Oct 2019

Afghan entrepreneur helps refugees and Iranians alike

After her husband died, Afghan refugee Zeynab Shaban set up a successful business making hospital gowns that helps refugee and Iranian employees alike.

10 Oct 2019

New approach to refugee support is a 'game changer' - says UNHCR's Gillian Triggs

The UN Refugee Agency's new Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, says the Global Compact on Refugees marks 'end to business as usual', although challenges remain.

10 Oct 2019

Once a dream, citizenship puts medical career within reach

University seemed like an impossible dream for 21-year-old Nazir, who was born stateless in Kyrgyzstan. Now he can finally study medicine.

8 Oct 2019

After decades in the shadows, stateless activist says 'finally I exist'

Actress and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett interviews statelessness activist Maha Mamo about her 30-year-push to belong.

7 Oct 2019

'Bigger, broader' vision needed to tackle forced displacement - UN refugee chief

A more ambitious international approach is needed to address contemporary drivers of displacement, Filippo Grandi tells high-level meeting.

7 Oct 2019

2019 Nansen Refugee Award 'a symbol of hope' for the world's stateless

Lawyer Azizbek Ashurov spent over a decade helping the Kyrgyz Republic to resolve all known cases of statelessness in a historic first.

7 Oct 2019