Given the correct conditions and proper integration programmes, refugees can make positive and lasting contributions to their host society, economically, socially and culturally.
News Comment from UNHCR’s Special Envoy for the Central Mediterranean Vincent Cochetel
International Children’s Day marks conclusion of refugee awareness school programme “Away from home and fear”
The programme aimed at raising awareness about refugee issues, promoting acceptance and tolerance, and fostering the inclusion of refugee and migrant children in the their new school communities.
“The shared values common to different religious traditions present a strong framework for promoting tolerance, understanding and openness towards refugees,” said UNHCR Representative, Damtew Dessalegne, addressing the island’s religious community leaders.