refugees refugees
Stories About

refugees

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, 18, addresses the media during a news conference at a refugee resettling agency in Toronto on Jan. 15. She pledged to "work in support of freedom for women around the world, the same freedom I experienced on the first day I arrived in Canada." Cole Burston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Cole Burston/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi Kingdom Tries To Prevent More Women From Fleeing

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/701570312/704373896" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Venezuelans take part in a rally in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 2 to show support for the movement to push Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro out of office. Emilio Morenatti/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Emilio Morenatti/AP

'We're Leaving Out Of Necessity': Venezuelans Top List Of Asylum-Seekers In Spain

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/700009808/700457894" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Displaced Syrians gather inside a tent in the al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria on Dec. 8. People fled towns where the U.S.-led coalition is fighting the last remnants of ISIS. Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images

'We Were Eating Grass': Syrians Flee As Fight Pushes On Against Last ISIS Remnants

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/682169031/682608064" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Migrants walk toward a snow-covered pass to cross the border from Italy to France, in January 2018 near Bardonecchia, Italian Alps. Piero Cruciatti/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Piero Cruciatti/AFP/Getty Images

Rejected By Italy, Thousands Of Migrants From Africa Risk The Alps To Reach France

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/679840656/681220952" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Syrian refugee women hold their children in a refugee compound in the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon. Bilal Hussein/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Bilal Hussein/AP

2018 Was A Year Of Drastic Cuts To U.S. Refugee Admissions

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/680308538/680453607" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

A refugee transit center on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, in a photo taken last year. Two class action lawsuits are seeking injunctions to transfer refugees held there to Australia and award damages to them. Aziz Abdul/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Aziz Abdul/AP

In this Sept. 1, 2015, file photo, a child waits in line at a migrant reception center in Brussels. Belgian migration minister Theo Francken said on Thursday he wants no part of a United Nations pact on safe and orderly migration, an international deal that has pushed Belgium's government to the brink of collapse. Virginia Mayo/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Virginia Mayo/AP

A U.N. Migration Pact Is Dividing Europe — And Has Become Fodder For Nationalists

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/674527496/675228967" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A migrant receives medical attention at a former paper factory in Greece that has been turned into a makeshift camp. Menelaos Michalatos/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Menelaos Michalatos/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Naser al-Shimary, deported this year to Iraq from the U.S., greets his four-year-old son Vincent at Baghdad international airport. Shimary had lived in the U.S. since he was five years old. He agreed to be deported under a practice halted by a U.S. court this summer. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Jane Arraf/NPR

'They Know I'm Different': Deportee Struggles In Iraq After Decades Living In U.S.

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/662218863/670877153" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Honduran migrants walk toward Tecún Umán, a Guatemalan town along the Mexican border, as they leave Guatemala City on Thursday. Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images

A 12-year-old Iranian refugee girl, who had tried to set herself on fire with petrol, rests in a bed in Nauru, where nearly 1,000 refugees and asylum seekers have been sent by the government of Australia. Mike Leyral/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Mike Leyral/AFP/Getty Images

the U.N. says the Rohingya are "the most persecuted minority in the world." Above, refugees cross a river to a temporary camp after crossing from Myanmar to Bangladesh. Ahmed Salahuddin/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Ahmed Salahuddin/Getty Images

A wildfire raged near the Moria refugee camp, pictured here, on Greece's Lesbos Island. The camp is home to an estimated 9,000 migrants and refugees. ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images