IOM and UNHCR carry out joint visit to the Canary Islands amid increasing arrivals

16 Nov 2020

Storytellers brighten lives of refugee children on coronavirus lockdown

Volunteers in Spain are recording bedtime stories to share with children in reception centres via WhatsApp in a UNHCR-backed project.

23 Apr 2020

Basque community opens its doors to welcome family from Syria

Spanish volunteers help a grieving refugee family start life anew in the Basque region.

22 Nov 2019

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

UNHCR Desperate Journeys report provides snapshot of changing refugee movements to Europe

11 Apr 2018

UNHCR report details changes in refugee and migrant risky journeys to Europe

23 Nov 2017

Syrian children fleeing war alone find a welcome in Spain

Andalusia's regional government welcomed eight unaccompanied Syrian children relocated from Greece last year, a first in Spain.

27 Jun 2017

Lyon restaurant serves up Syrian menu to launch Refugee Food Festival

After last year's success, the festival goes international with events in 13 European cities, starting in the capital of French gastronomy.

15 Jun 2017

Asylum-seekers and hosts bond in Madrid befriending project

A programme launched two years ago linking Madrid residents with refugees and asylum-seekers is now overwhelmed by volunteers.

14 Jun 2017