Public Campaign: I found protection in Malta
The UNHCR office in Malta has worked with a local production company to develop five Public Service Announcements (PSA) TV spots to raise awareness about how protection status is changing the lives of individuals who found safety in Malta.
Video: Hagos’ story – I found protection in Malta
Hagos, a young man with a contagious smile diligently cleans the floor at the children’s ward in Mater Dei hospital while he waves joyfully to Maria, a young Maltese patient in a wheelchair. But Hagos’ warm smile does not reveal the painful experiences he went through leaving behind his home and family in Eritrea.
Video: Lawand’s story – I found protection in Malta
Syria is today engulfed in a bitter conflict where, according to reports, thousands of people have died and many have fled to neighbouring countries to find a safe haven. And even long before the current crisis erupted some groups in Syria have been struggling to have their voices heard. Lawand tells his story.
Asylum in industrialized countries shows claim rates sharply up in 2011
In Europe, the largest relative increase in annual asylum levels occurred in the eight Southern European countries which received 66,800 asylum requests during 2011, an 87 per cent increase compared to 2010.
Unequal treatment of women risks creating statelessness in at least 25 countries
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Landmark judgment of the Strasbourg Court on push-backs in the Mediterranean Sea
The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has issued a decision concluding that Italy violated the European Convention of Human Rights by intercepting and returning to Libya in 2009 a group of Somalis and Eritreans without examining whether this would constitute a real risk to their lives. The case is known as Hirsi Jamaa and Others v. Italy.