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.
Mr. Nordentoft, a Danish national, brings more than thirty years of experience in refugee, asylum, and migration policy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
His road to success has not been easy, but Asif says that Norway is a good place for refugees willing to learn the language and work hard.
With her own life in danger, Manal made a decision no mother should have to make: she fled to safety in Denmark, leaving her children behind.
This news story in was produced by Latvian TV news program “Panorama” and aired on January 26, 2018. Full article is published on the Latvian public media site “LSM”. A little more than two years ago Latvia agreed to host 531 asylum seekers...