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Lebanese school empowers children with hearing impairment

Specialized academic institute gives local and Syrian refugee pupils with hearing impairment a chance to fulfil their promise.

2 Dec 2016

Q&A: The 1951 Refugee Convention 'is as relevant today as it was at the time'

While the world has changed in the 65 years since the Convention was drawn up, UNHCR's protection chief, Volker Türk, explains why it remains relevant today.

2 Dec 2016

Vienna fair rewards best ideas for integrating refugees

Five winners have each received EUR 10,000 to help them develop their businesses.

28 Nov 2016

For many along Ukraine's division line, cold is also an enemy

With over two million Ukrainians still displaced from their homes, UNHCR and local partners are helping the most vulnerable survive freezing temperatures.

28 Nov 2016

Burning trash to keep warm in Syria town cut off by war

UNHCR delivers winter clothing to residents of Qudsaya as part of a drive to provide life-saving aid to 4.6 million Syrians and Iraqis displaced across the region.

25 Nov 2016

UNHCR opens new camps for Mosul displaced as winter bites

New camps open their doors as others fill up, with efforts ongoing to protect displaced families from freezing temperatures.

25 Nov 2016

Displaced youth seek to heal divided Colombian town

As a peace deal to end Latin America's longest-running conflict advances, young people are setting an example with a push to end hostility among neighbours.

24 Nov 2016

The agony of Aleppo follows Syrian refugees into exile

Despite having found safety in Lebanon, Alaa continues to be haunted by unspeakable loss and tragedy in her hometown of Aleppo.

24 Nov 2016

Overcoming statelessness in Thailand one case at a time

More than 23,000 stateless people have been granted Thai nationality in the last four years as the Southeast Asian nation seeks to end statelessness by 2024.

24 Nov 2016