Stories

Yemen sees fresh displacement after five years of conflict

After fleeing latest fighting in country's north, Yemenis describe harrowing route to safety and dire conditions on arrival as humanitarian aid struggles to meet needs.

27 Mar 2020

Syrian refugees aid vulnerable Swiss amid COVID-19 outbreak

As the elderly and unwell self-isolate, a network of Syrians provides a vital bridge to the outside world for Swiss in greatest need.

26 Mar 2020

Mosul metalworker helps Old City neighbours after displacement

Coming back to this historic district after two long years, Saad found help to repair his house. Now he is putting his skills to work so others can return home.

25 Mar 2020

UNHCR seeks US$255 million to respond to COVID-19 outbreak

Funding is part of wider UN appeal for US$2 billion to safeguard 'millions of people who are least able to protect themselves' from the new coronavirus.

25 Mar 2020

One year on, people displaced by Cyclone Idai struggle to rebuild

Survivors in Mozambique are still trying to rebuild their lives. More assistance is needed to help them recover, and to support other countries affected by climate change.

13 Mar 2020

The coronavirus outbreak is a test of our systems, values and humanity

12 Mar 2020

Nicaraguan students forced to flee find safety, solidarity in Costa Rica

Students led anti-government protests and many have sought security abroad since a bloody crackdown began nearly two years ago.

11 Mar 2020

Nine years of conflict weigh heavily on Syrian refugee girl

Her family's dire financial straits have led to 11-year-old Naamat taking on many of the household duties, but her resilient spirit has enabled her to excel at school.

10 Mar 2020

Sudanese mother wins citizenship for her children after seven-year legal struggle

Her victory comes on the heels of recent positive court rulings and paves the way for her children to continue their education, find work and belong to their country.

6 Mar 2020