More than 3.5 million refugee children aged 5 to 17 did not have the chance to attend school in the last academic year, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says in a report released today.
Eskedar Maštavičienė was relocated to Lithuania from Malta in 2007. Now, 10 years later, she lives in Vilnius with her husband and three children and considers the country her home. She has started a charity to help local underprivileged women.
Azaldeen and his young daughter are starting over on a small island in south-west Finland, after family tragedy forced them to flee Baghdad.
Latest data on refugees and migrants entering and crossing Europe via the Mediterranean and Western Balkans routes.
In Norway, a group of architects don’t take refugees’ preferences for granted – they ask.
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.
Sudan is one of the largest emergencies in Africa today. Nearly 160,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan in the first half of 2017.
In northern Angola, 300-500 refugees arrive on a daily basis fleeing violent attacks in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The conflict has so far displaced 1.3 million civilians, with over 30,000 Congolese arriving in desperate conditions to find refuge in neighbouring Angola.
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.
Somali refugee Abdullahi Yusuf Jibril helps others to take the plunge.
World Refugee in Riga: stories, virtual excursions and delicious Middle Eastern food.
World Refugee Day is also a good time for everyone to contemplate what each of us can do to overcome indifference or fear and embrace the idea of inclusion, and welcome refugees into our own communities.