Denmark will host a new international data center in support of an improved response to forced displacement
The Data Center will strengthen collection, analysis and sharing of data on refugees and internally displaced persons.
“To be forced to leave your family, country, home, and run for your life is a terrifying experience that many of us can’t imagine,” says Ruta Sepetys. Her writing seeks to remind Lithuanians of their past, and calls for compassion towards today’s refugees.
Competing against high-level athletes, refugee athletes step up to the challenge.
The Government of Sweden marked this year’s World Refugee Day the 26th of June with a historic and record high multi-year, core contribution agreement with UNHCR. The agreement, worth SEK 3.5 billion, or approximately USD 400 million, covers the four-year period from 2018 to 2021.
Wars, other violence and persecution drove worldwide forced displacement to a new high in 2017 for the fifth year in a row.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Grandi urges fair and coherent approach to European asylum policies
“The solution lies in countries working together. That means working together to provide safety to those who need it – through fair and coherent arrangements in line with the international framework that Europeans helped build.”
As refugees need a place to practice speaking Swedish, and seniors need help managing their new smartphones, it would be a lost opportunity not to bring these two groups together.
Refugees and Estonians are bonding over food this year at a series of interactive, ethnic food workshops.
A group of university students in Copenhagen has established the initiative “Student Refugees” in order to help and guide young refugees to access higher education in Denmark.
The Finnish Refugee Council has selected Sirwa Farik, a project officer and a resident of Vantaa, as the Refugee Woman of the Year and Ahmad Hosseini, a practical nursing student living in Kaarina, as the Refugee Man of the Year.
The UNHCR Northern Europe factsheets give an overview of the 2017 data concerning asylum-seekers, refugees and stateless persons in the region.
Despite a drastic reduction in the number of refugees and migrants reaching Europe last year, the dangers many face along the way have in some cases increased, according to a new report by the UN Refugee Agency.