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Lack of legal identity – inexistence

Lack of legal identity – inexistence

No matter how life’s journey has shaped the perception of the world surrounding them, the dignity and kindness have remained untouched. Meet the Kadrija family from village Tërstenik/Trstenik, Peja/Peć municipality, where they live in poor living conditions, though...

Programme offers people displaced by Balkans wars the joy of coming home

Programme offers people displaced by Balkans wars the joy of coming home

The 290-million euro international programme, supported by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has assisted over 8,600 people and is set to close next year. The tears in the eyes of Branko Glisic when he recalls coming back to live in the village he left because of Bosnia’s...

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...

Legends of Pirates

Legends of Pirates

Shezad K. is 16. He fled Afghanistan two years ago. Back home, he witnessed his family perish before his eyes, and after many years of struggling on his own in the unsafe streets of his hometown, had to flee to seek international protection. On arrival to Serbia, with...