The UNHCR Malta office has published a survey on perceptions in Malta regarding refugees and migrants. The report presents a picture of how refugees are viewed and received by the population in Malta. It describes to what extent interaction is happening at the local...
The survey confirmed that there are many different views and opinions ‘out there’. From UNHCR’s perspective there were some very interesting findings. Some of these points are highlighted below, while the detailed results from a range of specific questions are presented in the following pages.
UNHCR was shocked and saddened to hear that a Malian migrant, who arrived in Malta as an asylum seeker, has died while in the custody of detention staff.
Outside Samsam’s home, wind runs softly through colourful and widely travelled clothes, silently telling the story of a long journey from Somalia to Malta. This journey began 2006 in Mogadishu, in the hard-fought capital of Somalia.
Sanaa left South Sudan together with her parents and sisters when she was only six years old. They arrived in Malta in 1995. “I know where I come from but I do feel Maltese.”
“He had promised me the only thing I wanted, a sense of security of a life of happiness,” Nikki said. “But on the way I found out that he sold me.”