UNHCR presented documentary film about Somali refugee minor in Ukraine

23 October 2013 UNHCR Kyiv held a Molodist International Film Festival premiere screening of Ali'ens: Somalis in Transit at Cinema Kyiv Cultural Center. This documentary film by Spanish director Paula Palacios is the story of a 15-year-old Somali boy Ali and his 16-year-old friend Yoonis, two adolescent refugees, who fled the conflict in Somalia. Hoping to get Europe, they ended up in an Ukrainian migrant detention center.

Photo: Volodymyr Shuvaev/Repor.to


New Walls screening in Moldova

24 July 2013 the UN Refugee Agency together with the Bureau for Migration and Asylum, Ministry of Internal Affairs presented the premiere of the documentary film New Walls (Women refugees in Eastern Europe) by the Spanish film director Paula Palacios in a closed screening at the Gaudeamus Cinema House in Chisinau, Moldova. 

The event was addressed by Ms. Olga Poalelungi, Director of the State Migration and Asylum Agency as well as by Ms. Nicola Harrington, UN Resident Coordinator, Ms. Ingrid Tersman, Ambassador of Sweden in the Republic of Moldova, and Ms. Silvia Radu, Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Spain in the Republic of Moldova.

Celebrating Nelson Mandela International Day with refugee children in Kyiv

18 July 2013 the world celebrates the Nelson Mandela International Day - the day the first democratically elected President of a free South Africa Nelson Mandela was born. In November 2009, the UN General Assembly declared 18 July "Nelson Mandela International Day" in recognition of the former South African President?s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom.

Every year on 18 July, the UN and the world community join a call by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to devote 67 minutes of time to helping others, as a way to mark Nelson Mandela International Day. For 67 years Nelson Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity -- as a human rights lawyer, a prisoner of conscience, an international peacemaker.

Photo: UNHCR/Mykhailo Korishev

Summer party for children in the Integration Centre in Kyiv

29 June 2013 the Integration Centre in Kiev organized a big summer celebration for the children of refugee families. Altogether, they made a big event for the successful end of the school year, the beginning of summer and the World Refugee Day, which we have celebrated on 20 June.

Photo: UNHCR/Mykhailo Korishev