UNHCR, UNICEF and IOM urge European states to boost education for refugee and migrant children

Key challenges include lack of school spaces, teachers not adequately trained, language barriers and limited access to psychosocial support

11 Sep 2019

Imaginative use of former prison opens new doors for refugees

A pop-up hotel and restaurant run by refugees have given new life to a forbidding Amsterdam building that once housed hardened criminals.

12 Oct 2018

Refugee with learning difficulties finds feet in inline skating

Once bullied, refugee is welcomed in community where all – with and without disabilities – live and train together.

31 Jul 2018

Revolutionary housing project brings Dutch youth together with refugees

Startblok gives refugees a chance to meet people from around the world and feel at home.

26 Mar 2018

Somali teenager sets her hopes high for the future

A photography project has given 14-year-old Manaal the confidence to set her hopes high for the future.

17 Jan 2018

Refugee Food Festival has European diners asking for more

For its second year the festival goes continental, serving more than 10,000 diners in 13 cities in six countries in 15 days.

7 Jul 2017

Boat tours highlight Amsterdam's refugee past

Tours on vessels once used to smuggle people across the Mediterranean spotlight city's long history of welcoming refugees and migrants.

7 Sep 2016

Postcode Lotteries in Netherlands and Sweden give nearly 4 million euro

Their vital assistance to UNHCR this year includes funding to expand education in Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp.

23 Feb 2012

Dutch National Postcode Lottery donates 1.35 million euros to UNHCR

The Dutch Postcode Lottery donates 1.35 million euros to the UN refugee agency. The funds will be used in UNHCR projects around the world.

10 Feb 2011