To celebrate Canada History Week, UNHCR is bringing you four inspiring refugee stories of people who came to Canada before the year 1950.
A small business owner, Jose protects his community from gang violence in El Salvador by helping others regain control in their lives.
UNHCR Canada representative Jean-Nicolas Beuze writes about the importance of cities in Canada and around the world supporting refugees.
A once deserted school in southern Lebanon has been transformed into a joyful summer sanctuary for underprivileged Syrian refugee children.
From working in catering as a teen to launching his own restaurant as an adult, Nabil Maati’s passion for the kitchen has never waned—even when forces beyond his control threatened to curtail the Syrian chef’s career.
Two years after Rohingya refugees fled to Bangladesh, strides are being made in enhancing nutrition, shelter, sanitation, healthcare and registration.
Colombia has taken a major step in combatting statelessness by ensuring that children born in the country to Venezuelan parents can acquire Colombian nationality.
After fleeing his home for Rwanda, Burundian artist Mike has forged a friendship for life.
Fraught with worry over how he would be able to pay for two emergency surgeries, Ali approached UNHCR for help, and learned about the Universal Public Health Insurance, or UPHI, program.
Victoria city councillor Sharmarke Dubow wants to make his beautiful coastal city a more liveable place for everyone.