Refugee Stories

Refugee Stories

Refugees are innocent human beings forced to flee their homes and communities. Facing physical, mental, and emotional  trauma, refugees confront amazing obstacles during their escape from persecution and war. The stories of their flight are remarkable.

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has helped over 34 million refugees rebuild their lives since its inception in 1950. 

You can read the incredible stories of three of these refugees below:

Watch refugees share their heart-wrenching and inspiring stories in their own words:

  • Dilemma Videos: If conflict threatened your family, what would you do? Refugees share their stories about facing this difficult choice. 
  • Storytelling Videos: Refugees, IDPs and stateless people from around the world share their personal stories about fleeing for their lives.


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