Latest data on refugees and migrants entering and crossing Europe via the Mediterranean and Western Balkans routes.
In Norway, a group of architects don’t take refugees’ preferences for granted – they ask.
Aktyvus jaunimas (Active Youth), a youth group based in Vilnius, is trying to give newly arrived refugees a taste of their new home at the reception centre in Rukla, near Kaunas, Lithuania‘s second largest city. This group is one of many in Lithuania, working...
For asylum-seekers waiting to have their application processed, time can go by very slowly. One solution is to start running – far. Sayed from Afghanistan has become a regular sight as he runs along the town roads on Sweden’s High Coast – and now he has completed a marathon in solidarity with the world’s refugees.
Somali refugee Abdullahi Yusuf Jibril helps others to take the plunge.
World Refugee in Riga: stories, virtual excursions and delicious Middle Eastern food.
World Refugee Day is also a good time for everyone to contemplate what each of us can do to overcome indifference or fear and embrace the idea of inclusion, and welcome refugees into our own communities.
As a prelude to World Refugee Day in Sweden, UNHCR organized a pop-up philharmonic concert for passers-by in central Stockholm. The concert was performed by child refugees and asylum-seekers from El Sistema Sweden Dream Orchestra.
UNHCR’s new Global Trends report says that at the end of 2016 there were 65.6 million people forcibly displaced worldwide.
Conductivity, servo-valves and stator cores – even if you are fluent in a language you might not know these words. This was the challenge for Basel Taleb, a refugee and electrical engineer who learnt Swedish in a couple of months – yet couldn’t grasp the technical jargon at his new workplace. So he built a tool to help himself – and other foreign engineers – to understand the Swedish energy sector.
“What matters is that they all have something to say, and that we can use conversation to erase the artificially constructed boundaries between ‘us’ and ‘them’ in order to see what unites us all”
“It is crucial that Iceland continue to resettle refugees, as this is often the only durable solution for individuals who have fled because of persecution in their country of origin,” UNHCR’s regional representative for Northern Europe, Pia Prytz Phiri, said when she recently visited Iceland.