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.
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.
UNHCR’s new Global Trends report says that at the end of 2016 there were 65.6 million people forcibly displaced worldwide.
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.
UNHCR has released USD 2 million from Denmark’s Emergency Reserve Fund to provide immediate help to people who have been forced to flee their homes in Iraq and Burundi. The grants from this fund will provide men, women and children who have abandoned everything with access to basic services and core relief items.
In 2016, Norway became the largest donor to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) per capita, the seventh largest donor country to UNHCR in total and the fourth largest donor of unearmarked support.
“What matters is that they all have something to say, and that we can use conversation to erase the artificially constructed boundaries between ‘us’ and ‘them’ in order to see what unites us all”
“It is crucial that Iceland continue to resettle refugees, as this is often the only durable solution for individuals who have fled because of persecution in their country of origin,” UNHCR’s regional representative for Northern Europe, Pia Prytz Phiri, said when she recently visited Iceland.
Somali dentist, once a refugee herself, fills in the gaps for new arrivals in Norway.
Improving the access of asylum seekers to legal remedies and monitoring the reception conditions in the Republic of Estonia
In cooperation with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Estonian Human Rights Centre (EHRC) will undertake a project on provision of free legal aid and monitoring reception conditions in 2017.