Derelict school gets new life as play centre for Syrian kids
A once deserted school in southern Lebanon has been transformed into a joyful summer sanctuary for underprivileged Syrian refugee children.
Ensuring the rights of nomadic seafarers
A UNHCR-supported documentation programme seeks to assure indigenous Sama Bajau people can access education, health care and housing in the Philippines.
As drought compounds security woes, Somalis flee to Ethiopia
Crop failures, livestock die-offs, and Al-Shabab extortion demands are driving thousands of farmers and pastoralists to abandon their lands and seek refuge.
Jordanian volunteer helps Syrian refugees get back on their feet
Known as 'the mother of Syrians' for her work helping refugees, Abeer Khreisha is the Middle East regional winner for UNHCR's Nansen Refugee Award.
UNHCR names Nansen Refugee Award regional winners
The everyday heroes from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East are being honoured for their outstanding humanitarian work.
Trans woman defies danger to champion LGBTI rights in El Salvador
Bianka Rodríguez, named regional winner for the Americas for the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award, champions the transgender community's rights.
Medic helps Afghans find mobility and new lives after losing limbs
Physiotherapist Alberto Cairo, who provides prosthetic limbs and helps find jobs for injured Afghans, is the regional winner for Asia of UNHCR's annual Nansen Refugee Award.
Life-saving programme offers safe path to Italy for refugees
Humanitarian Corridors, a unique partnership set up by religious organizations, is the Europe regional winner for UNHCR's Nansen Refugee Award.
Congolese activist dedicates his life to fight for the displaced
Human rights activist Evariste Mfaume, is the regional winner for Africa for the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award.