Stories

Syrian refugee women empower themselves through Greek play

A theatre workshop in Beirut opened a safe space for 35 Syrian women to reflect on their experiences and build their self-confidence.

21 Nov 2018

Striving to protect vulnerable Venezuelan children

Venezuelan children reaching Colombia are often susceptible to assault and are frequently underweight.

20 Nov 2018

New clinic and schools save lives and build futures in Zambia

Refugees and their hosts are sharing services as part of a new approach in Zambia.

19 Nov 2018

MIT workshop teaches refugee children joys of digital design

Teenaged asylum-seekers in Athens are hooked on classes that show them how to use technology to express their creativity.

16 Nov 2018

Venezuelan asylum-seekers strengthen Brazil's workforce

An innovative voluntary relocation programme helps Venezuelans and their hosts thrive in cities like São Paulo and Brasilia.

16 Nov 2018

Refugees help French town to victory in cricket tournament

A French cricket team, which includes refugees and asylum-seekers, has won an international championship in France.

14 Nov 2018

Statelessness robs two men of normal lives in Croatia

Two citizens of former Yugoslavia found themselves stateless in Croatia after a series of bureaucratic mishaps.

13 Nov 2018

Fashion stardom beckons for Somali refugee in Hungary

A new documentary tracks Kafia Mahdi's path from child refugee to in-demand model.

8 Nov 2018

'I know what it is like. I tell them: Please don't give up'

UNHCR has more than 11,500 staff. Meet Oleksandra Lytvynenko, who uses her own experience of displacement to help those uprooted by conflict in Ukraine.

8 Nov 2018