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UNHCR brings the voices of refugees in Lithuania into the heart of Lithuanian political life

18 September 2014

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The UNHCR Regional Representation for Northern Europe (RRNE) launched its report “Integration of refugees in Lithuania, Participation and Empowerment: Understanding Integration in Lithuania through an age, gender and diversity based participatory approach” in the Seimas on 17 September.

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Sweden supports the emergency response in Iraq

07 September 2014

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Sweden has sent two military Hercules airplanes with emergency supplies to Erbil as part of UNHCR’s massive 10-day operation to help about 500 000 people caught in Iraq’s worsening humanitarian crisis.

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Bellmanstafetten 2014

20 August 2014

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Wearing the blue UNHCR vests and caps, staff members who participated in Bellmanstafetten 2014.

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Background note on international solidarity, responsibility-sharing and burden-sharing on refugee-related issues

26 August 2014

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At the end of 2013, the number of refugees globally under UNHCR’s mandate was estimated at 11.7 million, some 1.2 million more than at the end of 2012. This increase, from one year to another, was the highest in 20 years

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Resettlement - a lifesaving tool for vulnerable refugees

News Article  04 July 2014

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During the week of Almedalen, UNHCR and the Swedish Migration Board have put the spotlight on resettlement as a lifesaving measure and durable solution for refugees.

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