UN agencies welcome first relocation of 24 unaccompanied asylum-seeking children from Greece to Finland
Press Statement from UNHCR Representation for Northern Europe
“I can’t remember when life was last as good as this,” says Nakout. After years of abuse, she now dreams of reuniting with children who she thought she was dead.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today released its recommendations for the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) which starts on 1 July 2019.
The Finnish Refugee Council has appointed Rand Mohamad Deeb, a graduating high school senior from Lahti, as Refugee Woman of the Year and Nourdeen Toure, a professional boxer from Helsinki, as Refugee Man of the Year.
UNHCR provides its comments on how to strengthen refugee protection in Finland, Europe and globally.
The situations in Syria and Iraq are among the world’s most underfunded crises. Support and unearmarked funding from Finland enables UNHCR to help the most vulnerable refugees.
A contribution of USD 1.9m from Finland allows UNHCR to strengthen the response in one of the most complex and forgotten displacement crises in the world.
Competing against high-level athletes, refugee athletes step up to the challenge.