Jordan's accidental plumber trains team of Syrian refugee women
After a mistranslation led her to enrol in a plumbing workshop, Safaa trained her own team of mostly Syrian refugee women to fix leaky taps and challenge stereotypes.
Afghan boy endures hardship en route to a better future
Farouk, 15, fled Afghanistan and endured a difficult journey overland across 10 countries. Now he is reunited with his siblings in London thanks in part to help from UNHCR.
Nicaraguans make their home in an idle Costa Rican factory
Uprooted by persecution, dozens of Nicaraguan journalists, teachers, labourers and accountants now rent a former San José tin factory as a shelter.
UN refugee chief visits South Africa to show support for government and refugees
Filippo Grandi pledges continued support and cooperation with South African government to ensure refugee protection during a two-day visit.
Climate change and displacement
How conflict and climate change form a toxic combination that drives people from their homes.
Lone children face insecurity on Greek island
Children seeking asylum who have been separated from their parents say they face poor conditions and threats of violence at a reception centre on the Greek island of Lesvos.
Colombia gives Venezuela newborns a start in life
New measure grants citizenship to the children born to Venezuelan parents on Colombia soil, helping thousands at risk of statelessness.
Citizenship hopes become reality for Iraq's Bidoon minority
UNHCR-funded legal initiative has secured nationality for hundreds of formerly stateless families in southern Iraq, giving them access to basic rights and services.
Afghan entrepreneur helps refugees and Iranians alike
After her husband died, Afghan refugee Zeynab Shaban set up a successful business making hospital gowns that helps refugee and Iranian employees alike.