Stories

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

Nicaraguan professionals seek safety in Costa Rica

Doctors, lawyers and professors are among professionals forced to flee their Central American homeland for doing their jobs.

12 Sep 2019

Separated by conflict, Central African cousins long to learn together again

Gothier and Prince-Bonheur grew up together but conflict separated them. While Gothier was able to resume his studies, Prince remains in exile.

11 Sep 2019

In a trek to safety, Venezuelans take on mountain peaks on foot

Weakened by hunger, hundreds of Venezuelan refugees and migrants cross the high Andes each day in search of safety in Colombia and beyond.

5 Sep 2019