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.
People in Malta show their solidarity through letters of support to refugees.
Father Mintoff has been providing shelter for refugees and migrants for over 15 years.
Some reflections on the refugee experience, written by a member of the Sudanese community in Malta.