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.
Lars Asklund has taken Syrian refugee Farah Hilal, her husband and brother into his home in Malmö.
Married couple Gabriella and Candel Webster host Syrian refugee Ahmad.
When Mujtaba Jahfary arrived in the tiny hamlet of Borrby, southern Sweden, four years ago, nobody had seen an Afghan refugee before. To some it came as a shock. “It was expensive to shave and cut my hair, so I looked like a Taliban,” says Jahfary, 29....
UNHCR received a significant donation of SEK 15.2 million from the Government of Sweden. Swedish support to UNHCR assists in improving conditions in major refugee and displacement crises.
“From the first moment I stepped into RFSL, I felt like this is the place I belong” says Haris, 22, from the Western Balkans. He is a dancer, model and writer, back home he was a university student. Haris is currently seeking asylum in Sweden based on his sexual orientation.
As Syria’s civil war intensified, Eiad Alasha knew he had to try and save his family from the bombings and the killings.