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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...

It’s time to make education a priority

It’s time to make education a priority

Limited access to education magnifies the challenges of life in exile – finding work, staying healthy, holding on to dignity and hope. It also limits the potential of refugee women and girls to rebuild their lives, protect themselves against abuse and take a lead in...

UNHCR Advocates for Durable Solutions for Displaced Persons

UNHCR Advocates for Durable Solutions for Displaced Persons

Avni a 38-year-old, seems to be very happy. “I have my own house, a place where I can stay with my family”, he told UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Avni started a new life in his new house in Fushë Kosovë (Kosovo Polje). There is still no garden in front of his house...

Chasing EU dream in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Chasing EU dream in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Cheman Khedr Ali, a 34-year-old math and science teacher from Erbil, Iraq is traveling with her four children, two daughters, and two sons, in their quest to seek a better life in Europe. “In Erbil, the city where I come from, we don’t feel safe anymore, and live in...

Together again

Together again

Shafiq decided to flee Afghanistan when a man showed up at his workshop and threatened to kill them all if the family did not give him their daughter, who was only thirteen, to repay a family debt. The family travelled to Turkey then crossed the sea to Greece before...

Students create cartoons in solidarity with refugees

Students create cartoons in solidarity with refugees

Seven enthusiastic students from the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje joined the project called Now a Refugee – Always Human and decided to help refugees by doing what they do best: draw and write. The UNHCR Skopje awareness raising project Now a Refugee –...

I don’t feel like a foreigner here

I don’t feel like a foreigner here

Twenty-nine year old Sutki Sokolovski has been stateless since birth. His tragic story, complicated by many difficult life events, started with a blank citizenship field in his birth certificate which would cause many missed opportunities later in his life. Sutki was...