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
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
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
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.
Dursa Mama of the youth association Spark15 was invited as a guest during the World Refugee Day edition on Lovin Malta’s daily show.
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
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.
Fleeing the Libyan conflict zone in 2015, gynecologist Badria El Baghawi allowed herself to make a home out of Malta as a refugee, after previous visits during calmer and happier times.
In a heartfelt interview, a young man and woman open up about the situations that led them to seek asylum and become refugees in Malta.