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.

26 Sep 2019

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.

25 Sep 2019

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.

20 Sep 2019

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.

18 Sep 2019

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.

18 Sep 2019

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.

18 Sep 2019

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.

18 Sep 2019

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.

18 Sep 2019

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.

18 Sep 2019