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Scholarship allows Algerian refugee student to thrive

Scholarship allows Algerian refugee student to thrive

Fleeing religious persecution in Algeria, young student Kenza Lina and her family found solace on the Maltese Islands. And with the help of the Verdala International School’s Refugee Scholarship Fund, Kenza is now able to pursue her academic study of the sciences at one of Malta’s most prestigious educational institutions

Watch: The Joys and Challenges of Integration

Watch: The Joys and Challenges of Integration

Keen to explore the dynamics of integration, a Malta-based refugee from Eritrea meets five Maltese people from different walks of life and asks them about the impact refugees and asylum-seekers have had on them

A rallying call for protection, 70 years on

A rallying call for protection, 70 years on

On the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the adoption of the 1951 Refugee Convention, we spoke to Roberta Buhagiar, CEO of the International Protection Agency, on how this landmark but ever-adaptable document remains a key reference point for the human rights based realities of the refugee situation in Malta and worldwide

How three local initiatives marked World Refugee Day in Malta

How three local initiatives marked World Refugee Day in Malta

UNHCR Malta takes a look at some of the ways in which World Refugee Day 2021 was marked locally, in what is an inspiring display of solidarity and awareness-raising despite the ongoing restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Women asylum-seekers eased into their full potential

Women asylum-seekers eased into their full potential

Facing pandemic-imposed challenges head-on, Teatru Salesjan teamed up with UNHCR and JRS Malta for a series of workshops aimed at helping asylum-seeker women from West Africa ease into Maltese society, and boost their confidence prior to braving the job market

Sewing in Solidarity: MOAS volunteers make over 6000 masks for refugees in Malta

Sewing in Solidarity: MOAS volunteers make over 6000 masks for refugees in Malta

Recognising the needs of refugees and asylum-seekers during the pandemic, international NGO MOAS called on volunteers to make over 6000 protective masks that were distributed around Malta. Regina Catrambone, co-founder and director of MOAS, explains why getting the community to help refugees has been an essential part of their COVID-19 response.