UNHCR presents Nansen Refugee Award to courageous Colombian women

A courageous Colombian women's rights network was in the spotlight on Monday as it received UNHCR's prestigious Nansen Refugee Award in Geneva, Switzerland, for its outstanding work to help victims of forced displacement and sexual abuse.

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Asylum claims from Syria, Iraq and other conflict zones rise in first half 2014

A UNHCR report released on Friday shows that the number of people seeking refugee status in industrialized countries continued to climb in the first half of 2014, driven by the wars in Syria and Iraq as well as conflict and instability in countries such as Afghanistan, Eritrea.

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UNHCR alarmed at death toll from boat sinkings in the Mediterranean

The UN refugee agency is alarmed at the death toll from boat sinkings in the Mediterranean in recent days, which underlines the need for collective European action to avoid further loss of lives at sea.

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High Commissioner Antonio Guterres and Special Envoy Angelina Jolie express admiration for Malta’s contribution towards saving lives at sea

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, met Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on Monday morning during his first official visit to Malta.

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Majority of the Maltese do not perceive migration as a threat
2,008 individuals arrived by boat in 2013
+ 2,200 refugees have been resettled from Malta: 2005-2013
71% granted international protection in 2013
around 1,500 persons are living in open centres in Malta
UNHCR estimates around 30% of +18,000 arrivals from Libya live in Malt...

2014 Malta Asylum Trends update-Malta Asylum Trends mid year update

What would you do?-2014 World Refugee Day debate

Nitkellmu? -Study on refugee integration in Malta

#knowthefacts-Booklet with info and statistics on asylum and migration in Malta, Europe and beyond

Islelanders-a photographic project

2013 Malta Asylum Trends-2013 Statistics on Asylum in Malta