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.
The UNHCR Regional Representation for Northern Europe, the Ministry of Social Security and Labour and the Human Rights Committee of the Seimas are launching the report from a Participatory Assessment on refugee integration opportunities and challenges in Lithuania, on 17 September 2014 in the Seimas.
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.
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