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Artists put healing hands to work | World Refugee Week 2022

Artists put healing hands to work | World Refugee Week 2022

As Refugee Week Malta winds down to a close, we speak to some of the artists who have contributed to Malta’s inaugural edition of the international event – which this year focused on the power of ‘healing’ through art and conversation

Healing through art, together | World Refugee Week 2022

Healing through art, together | World Refugee Week 2022

As they get underway with marshaling a packed World Refugee Week, we catch up with Deborah Falzon and Julienne Schembri of Dance Beyond Borders, who will be organizing the inaugural Maltese edition of the global event across various venues on the island from 20 June

Custodians of a diverse society | World Refugee Day 2022

Custodians of a diverse society | World Refugee Day 2022

We speak to Dursa and Livingstone of youth migrant NGO Spark 15 about the organisation’s most ambitious event so far – a one-day festival commemorating World Refugee Day, taking place at Argotti Gardens in Floriana on 19 June

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