Stories

'I think of refugees as a testament to the strength and goodness of the human spirit'

New Zealand's first ever refugee Member of Parliament, Golriz Ghahraman, reflects on how her refugee background has helped her navigate political life.

7 Mar 2022

People across Poland show solidarity with refugees from Ukraine

From overflowing donation centres near the border to offers of transport and accommodation around the country, Poles offer a warm welcome to people forced to flee.

1 Mar 2022

A mother from Kyiv finds safety in Poland after days on the road

After a gruelling three-day car journey, Olga and her children are among hundreds of thousands who have fled Ukraine to find safety in neighbouring countries in recent days.

27 Feb 2022

A refugee and advocate reflects on being a Black woman in the US

After fleeing conflict in Liberia as a child, Lourena Gboeah describes during Black History Month how she now draws on her own experiences in her career as a leading refugee advocate.

21 Feb 2022

Afghan refugee removes obstacles barring kids with disabilities from school

In Pakistan, Jamil provides wheelchairs to get refugees with disabilities into the classroom and give them a shot at a future.

17 Feb 2022

Communities in Niger adapt to displacement and a changing climate

In a region hit by rising displacement and temperatures, one town in northern Niger is harnessing the cooperation of local and displaced communities to find solutions.

11 Feb 2022

Displaced families in crisis-hit Myanmar struggle for survival

Some 440,000 people forced from their homes inside the country since February 2021 have sought refuge wherever they can, often fleeing again and again.

11 Feb 2022

Cameroonian refugees help bust COVID-19 myths in Nigeria

Refugee volunteers in Nigeria's Cross River State use verified information and their links to the community to combat dangerous misinformation about the virus and its vaccines.

10 Feb 2022

Scholarships in Italy allow refugees to dream again

Refugees able to pursue their dreams of higher education through the University Corridors programme return to their communities equipped with skills and knowledge.

25 Jan 2022