As War Drags on, Athletes Cry Foul

As War Drags on, Athletes Cry Foul

They were at the top of their game when fighting shook the Central African Republic. Now living as refugees, six stars wonder if they’ll ever compete at that level again. Martial was a national champion in karate. William won medals as a high-jumper. Nadine, Teddy,...
Fleeing gangs, Salvadoran tailors make new life in Mexico

Fleeing gangs, Salvadoran tailors make new life in Mexico

TAPACHULA, Mexico, Oct 23 (UNHCR)—Alfonso*, his wife and their three children live in just one sweltering room in southern Mexico, the large sewing machine in the middle of the floor a reminder of the livelihood they left behind when they fled gang violence in El...
Protection by Presence

Protection by Presence

Sometimes the simple act of being there is enough. They call it protection by presence. Arabic speakers, Farsi speakers, wearing the blue colours of UNHCR, offering a moment of reassurance as thousands of refugees make the long, uncertain trek through Europe. Under...
A warm Austrian welcome for refugees

A warm Austrian welcome for refugees

There wasn’t much time to think when the first call for help came back in early September. All the Austrians knew was that they had to act fast. Thousands of refugees were crossing the border from Hungary into Austria, many of whom had abandoned their homes in...

Pin It on Pinterest