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Short documentary on statelessness in BiH: Nihada – Invisible Dreams

Short documentary on statelessness in BiH: Nihada – Invisible Dreams

This 12-minute documentary film, which premiered at the 28th Sarajevo Film Festival, talks about statelessness as a problem that UNHCR is addressing globally, including in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). In 2022, UNHCR BiH assisted Giorgio Ghiotto, a young Italian...

Commemorating 30 years of service for refugees

Commemorating 30 years of service for refugees

On 5 December, UNHCR in Montenegro commemorated its 30th anniversary – 30 years of serving refugees, asylum seekers, people at risk of statelessness and stateless people in the country. Both the President of Montenegro and the Head of the Parliament participated in...

Nine-year-old refugee from Syria takes over UNHCR BiH for a day

Nine-year-old refugee from Syria takes over UNHCR BiH for a day

Nine-year-old Yazan from Syria, who with his mother found refuge in Bosnia and Herzegovina after they escaped conflicts in their country, took over the leadership of the UNHCR office in Sarajevo for a day. He is one of many children in Bosnia and Herzegovina who, on...

The first day in high school for young Azerbaijanis

The first day in high school for young Azerbaijanis

The first day of the new school year was special for all students, but mostly for two students from Azerbaijan who, thanks to the Foundation of the Bosnian Women’s Initiative (BHWI), continued their education in Bosnia and Herzegovina. After completing the ninth...

How Contemporary Cinema Portrays Those Forced to Flee

How Contemporary Cinema Portrays Those Forced to Flee

CineLink Talks session “How Contemporary Cinema Portrays Those Forced to Flee?” organized on 16 August within the 28th Sarajevo Film Festival, has gathered more than 30 cinematographers, UNHCR representatives and other individuals who work directly with persons forced...

World Refugee Day Marked in Sarajevo

World Refugee Day Marked in Sarajevo

Different traditions and cultures shown at a cooking class in Sarajevo where refugees and asylum seekers in BiH presented specific dishes from their countries

Children’s playground a meeting place for cultures

Children’s playground a meeting place for cultures

A children’s playground built in Donji Hadzici, near the Ušivak reception center, challenges stereotypes and creates opportunities for interaction between refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and BiH citizens in Hadžići municipality to encourage mutual...