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UNHCR is a bridge between refugees and the United Nations

UNHCR is a bridge between refugees and the United Nations

Each year, many people fleeing war, persecution and violence transit through Montenegro on their way to Western Europe. Since 2012, however, more and more have sought asylum here. Of the nearly 8,000 people who in 2019 initially stated an intention to apply for asylum...

For me, one part of paradise is in Montenegro

For me, one part of paradise is in Montenegro

For refugees, integration into the local community can be a solution to their plight and a chance to build a new life. Montenegro placed integration high on the policy agenda, with the aim of rendering refugees economically productive and self-reliant, all the while...

I’ve found my life in Montenegro

I’ve found my life in Montenegro

For 28 years, UNHCR in Montenegro has helped refugees by providing legal and material aid, as well as psychosocial support, while at the same time working with Montenegro to develop its asylum capacities. “Montenegro’s open-door policy in the aftermath of the...

Psycho-social counselling restores dignity to asylum-seekers

Psycho-social counselling restores dignity to asylum-seekers

Many asylum-seekers arriving to Bosnia and Herzegovina have experienced pain, suffering, violence and other severe traumatic experiences, either in their country of origin or on the way. BiH authorities, with the help of the international community and civil society,...

Legal Aid, support to BiH asylum system

Legal Aid, support to BiH asylum system

Since the beginning of the mixed movement situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina in January 2018, some 2,500 people registered their asylum claim with BiH authorities. Some had no other choice to legalise they stay in the country, but some genuinely wanted to end their...