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World Refugee Day 2019 in Lithuania

Now a widely known tradition, World Refugee Day is marked every year on 20 June in Rukla Refugee Reception center, with the support of UNHCR.

Volunteers give refugees a taste of life in Lithuania

Aktyvus jaunimas (Active Youth), a youth group based in Vilnius, is trying to give newly arrived refugees a taste of their new home at the reception centre in Rukla, near Kaunas, Lithuania‘s second largest city.

In person: Pavel’s successful integration in Lithuania

Pavel, a 45-year-old refugee in Lithuania, escaped from Belarus when the government suppression of opposition activists intensified in 2010. He arrived in Lithuania with the hope, like many Lithuanians who fled their country in the 1940s, that his flight was only a temporary solution and he would soon go back home. Unfortunately, even after 5 years, returning to Belarus is still not an option for Pavel. His life continues in Lithuania away from his beloved family and friends.