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Harrowing documentaries show the life of refugees to Hungarian festival goers

UNHCR has been supporting the annual Verzio Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Hungary for years and its initiative to include refugee films into its program.

Statistics on refugees and asylum-seekers in Central Europe

The latest UNHCR Central Europe factsheets provide a statistical overview concerning asylum-seekers, refugees and stateless persons in the region as well as in individual countries.

UNHCR acknowledges refugee youth’s effort and diligence

This year the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the Czech Republic recognized 16 refugees and asylum seekers who have achieved excellent academic performance in Czech schools. This traditional UNHCR event takes place every two years on World Refugee Day.

Virtual reality helps filmgoers see the reality for refugees


With goggles provided by UNHCR, visitors to a film festival in Slovakia can experience the refugee world in 3D.





Sewing to save lives in a battle that concerns us all


Refugee women in Poland are refusing to stand by helplessly in the face of COVID-19 but producing masks to protect the whole community.


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Prague students play out an ordeal that is real for refugees