Public Information

The Public Information unit is responsible for UNHCR’s public image. It is also tasked with developing campaigns to tell the human story of refugees and to promote support for UNHCR’s mission to protect the vulnerable.

UNHCR is always looking for new and inventive ways to communicate. Indeed, in the past years it has developed numerous campaigns on TV, radio, cinema, and social media as well as producing numerous tools such as animation videos and publications. We collaborate on cultural events such as the Valletta Film Festival, to mark World Refugee Day.

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Key highlights of Public Information activities in Malta:

World Refugee Day

June 20th is the day the world commemorates the strength, courage, and perseverance of millions of refugees. Held every year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee their homes. In Malta we organise a number of events, including supporting the Valletta Film Festival.

Support and collaborations with NGOs & refugee led NGOs

PI provides support to refugee led NGOs and collaborates with a number of NGOs on diverse projects.


PI is responsible for a number of public information material including ‘Moving Forward’, UNHCR Malta’s annual magazine.

Public Campaigns

UNHCR Malta has produced a number of public campaigns on TV, cinema, radio and newspapers.

Refugees in Malta - Human Stories

Throughout the years, PI has worked on a number of featured stories highlighting the lives of refugees in Malta and Gozo.

Support Durable Solutions and Protection

PI provides support and collaborates with Durable Solutions and Protection on a number of projects, including events, human stories and public campaigns.

Engagement with the public and media

PI engages with the general public and the media on debates on asylum, refugee rights and migration.

Figures at a Glance

PI is responsible for the collection of statistics on asylum and migration from a number of government agencies in Malta. It also conducts regular public perception surveys.