Stories

Surging violence in Nigeria drives thousands across borders

Some 15,000 people have been forced to flee into neighbouring Chad and Cameroon as conflict in Nigeria's restive Borno State escalates.

22 Jan 2019

Berlin bus job puts Syrian refugee in the driver's seat

Transport chiefs in Germany's capital are training refugees to drive buses, addressing a shortage of drivers and integrating newcomers.

22 Jan 2019

Central American women find safety and strength in mural painting

An art project helps female asylum seekers from El Salvador and Honduras become more aware of their rights and discover a new family in Mexico.

18 Jan 2019

Refugees get a chance to start over in style in Jakarta

An Indonesian fashion entrepreneur's project to provide training and empower refugees aims to create new opportunities.

17 Jan 2019

Yazidi doctor brings former ISIS captives' souls back to life

Having treated more than a thousand Yazidi women who escaped captivity, gynaecologist dedicates herself to helping them rebuild their shattered lives.

16 Jan 2019

Syrian refugee makes an impression at Croatian printer

Anass is one of several refugees using his skills at Croatia's oldest printing company.

14 Jan 2019

Kigali sees economic sense in helping refugee entrepreneurs

Support scheme in Rwandan capital and elsewhere sees refugee businesses including Burundian-owned LPG store create 2,600 new jobs countrywide.

27 Dec 2018

Joy to behold: Deaf children's choir warms hearts at Christmas

In Lebanon, children's choir featuring deaf Syrian refugees and locals and a 160-strong ensemble including refugee performers help to spread some seasonal cheer.

24 Dec 2018

UNHCR tent-fashion collaboration pitches up at the Queen's home

Artist and Designer Professor Helen Storey announced as Za'atari's first ever Artist in Residence at a royal reception. Helen's project 'Dress for Our Time,' supported by UNHCR, will continue to find ways to empower women and girls in Za'atari by nurturing entrepreneurship, creativity and independence through fashion and design.

21 Dec 2018