Marking World Refugee Day, UNHCR has launched a billboard campaign on the streets and metro stations of Budapest to raise awareness of refugees
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.
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.
Europe felt like a “desert” to refugee arriving from Egypt
When Kareem Taha fled from Egypt, he went through inhospitable deserts of sand and rock. Little did he know that on reaching the Czech Republic, he would find another kind of desert – one of social isolation in the beautiful but tourist-oriented city of Prague.
Omar Sharifullah has carved out a livelihood that supports both his own family in Hungary and traditional artisans in Afghanistan
Kareem Tuha describes the social isolation he experienced in his first months in Prague
Waiting to be resettled, refugees in transit keep cheerful by painting on T-shirt
Beck Corlan turns her compassion into music for World Refugee Day 2020
Hungary, with its tough policies on asylum, might seem an unlikely home for a refugee. But David Savarimanesh from Iran has flourished here and is now proud to call himself a Hungarian citizen.
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.