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Greek islanders open their hearts and businesses to refugees

The tiny Greek island of Tilos has embraced 10 families from war-torn Syria, providing them with refugee status and the right to work.

Rohingya refugees and locals help newcomers in need

At a Bangladesh refugee camp, those who fled Myanmar in the 1990s give food, shelter and clothing to new arrivals in greatest need.

Girls from Nansen award winner's school dream again of bright futures

Dreams shattered by Boko Haram violence restored by work of Mustapha's Future Prowess Islamic Foundation.

Mentoring project inspires teachers at vast school in Kenya

Unity Primary is one of the largest schools in Kakuma refugee camp, where classes of 200 are not unusual and staying motivated as a teacher can a be tough job.

Mud and rain worsen plight for Rohingya refugees

Thousands of Rohingya refugees living in an informal settlement in Bangladesh need shelter, food and water.

Amid danger, Somali refugees in Yemen return home

In first UNHCR-assisted spontaneous return movement, 133 refugees departed for Somalia

Afghan refugees help put Germany on the cricketing map

After fleeing Afghanistan and finding sanctuary in Germany, refugees are helping to bring the game of cricket to their adopted home.

Nansen winner gives new hope to girls orphaned by Boko Haram conflict

Future Prowess Islamic Foundation School charges no fees, provides uniforms and other help to vulnerable children.

Rwandan school bridges language gulf for Burundian students

A specially-designed course helps French-speaking refugees move into the English-based education system in Rwanda.

Summer camp in Armenia helps displaced youth settle in

Youngsters who fled conflict and persecution find new friends and new confidence at summer camp in Armenia.

Mediator who won Chibok girls' release named 2017 winner of UNHCR's Nansen Award

Foundation provides education for orphans and a lifeline to widows created by insurgency in north-east Nigeria.

Homework groups help Syrian pupils stay on top of studies

Lebanon has more than 300 homework support groups, staffed by volunteers and attended by 2,500 refugee children.

Gay and displaced on the frontlines of Ukraine's conflict

Fighting is not the only thing driving people from their homes in eastern Ukraine. Persecution is also forcing LGBTI people to flee.

Rohingya influx strains camp resources in Bangladesh

Thousands of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar violence are filling Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh, stretching resources.

Renewed violence in CAR drives record levels of displacement

As violence escalates across Central African Republic, thousands are forced to leave everything behind.

Sudanese mother joins her own children in class

After fleeing war in Sudan's Darfur region, Hosna was determined her children would have an education and she wanted to be part of it.

Syrian and Irish teenagers pull together on sailing course

Young refugees and Irish teens have spent a week together at sea, learning to sail a 70-foot schooner.

Elderly Rohingya rely on families to carry them to safety

The old and sick are among the most vulnerable of the estimated 370,000 Rohingya who fled violence in Myanmar. Many are carried to Bangladesh by relatives.

South Sudanese teenager dreams of taking to the skies

Nyahok Reath has her heart set on becoming a pilot and she is determined to complete her education to achieve her ambition.

On visit to Hungary, UNHCR Chief calls for end to detention and greater solidarity with refugees

Grandi calls on Hungary to improve access for people seeking asylum and to do away with its so-called border "transit zones".

Over 3.5 million refugee children miss out on school, report finds

UNHCR calls for education of refugees to be a fundamental element in humanitarian response.

Soaked and hungry Rohingya refugees seek shelter in Bangladesh

An estimated 313,000 men, women and children fleeing violence in Myanmar overwhelm relief capacity in Bangladesh.

Eager refugees cram crowded classrooms in Ugandan school

Yangani Primary School in the Bidibidi refugee settlement in northern Uganda has 5,000 students and a staff of just 38.

Displaced children tell of suffering in DRC's Kasai

UNHCR estimates that 1.4 million people have been displaced as a result of conflict in the previously peaceful region.

Displaced children tell stories of suffering in DRC's Kasai

UNHCR estimates that 1.4 million people have been displaced as a result of conflict in the previously peaceful region.

Gangs drive Hondurans from their homes and land

As street gangs prey on Hondurans, thousands of property owners are forced to leave their homes and land behind.

Rohingya take to the sea in search of safety in Bangladesh

An estimated 164,000 men, women and children have fled violence in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state in the past two weeks, many in fishing boats.

Voices from the ground: Rohingya refugees flee to Bangladesh

UNHCR spokesperson Vivian Tan describes the desperation of refugees escaping violence in Myanmar.

UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award runners-up transform lives

Between them, those shortlisted for this year's prestigious humanitarian award have helped thousands uprooted from their homes and forced to flee.

Former Syrian wrestling champion ready for second round

After establishing a successful training programme in a refugee camp, a star wrestler from Syria is now changing lives in Canada.

Shelter urgently needed for Rohingya fleeing Myanmar violence

Officials warn of 'true crisis' as an estimated 73,000 Rohingya seek safety in already strained Bangladesh refugee camps.

Costa Rica gives refugees opportunities to succeed

UN Refugee Chief Filippo Grandi highlights the government's efforts to give those fleeing conflict and persecution a chance at productive lives.

'Sea Prayer'

Author Khaled Hosseini commemorates the death of Alan Kurdi, the Syrian boy who drowned in September 2015.

Grateful Colombian refugee opens home to Venezuelans in need

Angelica Lamos was welcomed in Venezuela when she fled armed rebels in Colombia in 2003. Now she is returning the favour.

High Commissioner's message on the occasion of Eid Al Adha

Hundreds of children lose lives on desperate sea journeys

Infants and children are among the 8,500 refugees and migrants who have died or gone missing in the Mediterranean since toddler Alan Kurdi drowned two years ago.

Hundreds of children lose lives on desperate sea journeys

Children as young as a few months are among the 8,500 refugees and migrants who have died or gone missing in the Mediterranean since toddler Alan Kurdi drowned two years ago.

Grateful Colombian refugee opens home to Venezuelans in need

Angelica Lamos was welcomed in Venezuela when she fled armed rebels in Colombia in 2003. Now back home, she is holding open house for Venezuelans in their hour of need.

Freed Iraqi boy settles into new life in Canada

After three years in captivity, 13-year-old Emad is reunited with his mother and siblings in Winnipeg.

Central American refugees hope to call Mexico City home

As thousands flee violent street gangs for safety in Mexico, UN Refugee Chief Filippo Grandi highlights important new efforts to strengthen integration.

Mother of 13 recalls horror of Telafar escape

Family endures arduous three-day trek to escape battle for control of Iraqi city, while thousands more remain trapped by fighting.

Mexican shelter welcomes LGBTI refugees

La 72, run by Franciscan Friar Tomás González Castillo near the Guatemalan border, is the first shelter in Mexico to cater to the needs of LGBTI refugees.

A welcome for refugees in the U.S. heartland

Cobi Cogbill wants his kids to grow up respecting people who are different – starting with a family of Congolese refugees resettled in Arkansas.

Refugees face desperate journeys to reach loved ones in Europe

A 10-year-old boy survived the desert and the sea but his hopes of being reunited with his aunt in the Netherlands are fading.

Guatemala offers respite from region's gang violence

In a visit to the Central American nation, UN Refugee Chief Filippo Grandi highlights its emergence as a destination for Salvadoran and Honduran refugees.

Guatemala offers respite from region's gang violence

In a visit to the Central American nation, UN Refugee Chief Filippo Grandi highlights its emergence as destination for Salvadoran and Honduran refugees.