UNHCR – the UN Refugee Agency Office in Malta has commemorated the work of Fr. Dionysius Mintoff and Peace Lab for their work in helping refugees and migrants.
The Peace Lab was set up in 1971, following an appeal made by Pope John XXIII, calling on the world to reflect on peace.
The site was originally part of the Hal Far airfield which saw intensive air combat during World War II. It contains a sanctuary as well as a number of associated buildings and is surrounded by extensive gardens. Now it is a sanctuary of peace and a home to many refugees and migrants.
Since 2002 Peace Lab has offered shelter to refugees and migrants. Peace Lab also offers various activities in an environment conducive to learning, inclusion and acceptance.
“UNHCR commends the commitment of Peace Lab and Fr Dionysius Mintoff in providing shelter, support and most of all a home to the refugees and migrants who arrived in Malta,” Kahin Ismail, UNHCR Representative to Malta said.