refugee integration

Refugee Team Takes Centre Stage Ahead of Opening Ceremony

From UNHCR Since the Refugee Olympic Team arrived in Brazil, leading celebrities and fellow athletes have rallied to their side. By: Jonathan Clayton   |  2 August 2016 RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Refugee athletes have taken centre stage in the run-up to the start of the Rio 2016 Olympics, winning friends and warming hearts with real-life stories

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Home at last for young refugees in Hungarian orphanage

From UNHCR With its government calling for a "defensive line" against refugees, Hungary may seem heartless. But Haseebullah Sarwari-Said from Afghanistan and Hassan Shabna from Western Sahara have had a positive, if atypical experience here, having finally restarted their lives thanks to an orphanage near Budapest. Both young men fled mortal danger in their homelands,

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Taking the plunge: Swimming lessons help integration in Norway

From UNHCR  As a strong swimmer in a nation of mainly nomadic camel herders, Abdullahi Yusuf Jibril was always a little different. But today, as a Somali refugee in Norway, he is really making a splash. The 26-year-old first arrived in Grimstad, a small town on Norway's south-west coast, back in 2013. After taking a

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