By bringing their expertise together, the two organisations aim to bring forward solid peace and conflict analysis with the view to better inform policies and strategic interventions on addressing root causes and supporting initiatives focused on solutions.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, warmly welcomes the decision by the Swedish Parliament to re-introduce the right to family reunion for persons granted subsidiary protection. However, it also regrets Sweden’s decision to extend the temporary law.
Using innovative design methods, UNHCR and other stakeholders have explored how to ensure a child-friendly and predictable reception of children on the move.
The Government of Sweden marked this year’s World Refugee Day the 26th of June with a historic and record high multi-year, core contribution agreement with UNHCR. The agreement, worth SEK 3.5 billion, or approximately USD 400 million, covers the four-year period from 2018 to 2021.
As refugees need a place to practice speaking Swedish, and seniors need help managing their new smartphones, it would be a lost opportunity not to bring these two groups together.
For asylum-seekers waiting to have their application processed, time can go by very slowly. One solution is to start running – far. Sayed from Afghanistan has become a regular sight as he runs along the town roads on Sweden’s High Coast – and now he has completed a marathon in solidarity with the world’s refugees.
As a prelude to World Refugee Day in Sweden, UNHCR organized a pop-up philharmonic concert for passers-by in central Stockholm. The concert was performed by child refugees and asylum-seekers from El Sistema Sweden Dream Orchestra.
Conductivity, servo-valves and stator cores – even if you are fluent in a language you might not know these words. Basel Taleb, a refugee and electrical engineer built a tool to help himself – and other foreign engineers – to understand the Swedish energy sector.
Sweden is one of UNHCR’s most important donors and the largest donor of unearmarked funds which UNHCR can use where the needs are the greatest. Sweden donates its unearmarked support as a core contribution at the beginning of each year and in 2016 Sweden has increased its unearmarked support to a record high SEK 815 million which has saved lives and created durable solutions for many people forced to flee.