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Crossing the Mediterranean Sea, Haunted by Abuse in Libya
Description: Almost 100,000 refugees and migrants have crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Italy through Libya since the beginning of the year, according to UNHCR reports. Most are fleeing poverty and conflict in sub-Saharan Africa. But, in Libya they’re caught in an endless cycle of abuse, violence and exploitation. The majority reports being kidnapped, forced into labour or sold into slavery by street gangs, smugglers and militias that operate unhindered in the lawless country. UNHCR estimates that over 1.3 million people are in dire need of humanitarian assistance in Libya. UNHCR calls for unrestricted humanitarian access inside the country to ensure that international protection is given to refugees, asylum seekers and other vulnerable people. Information for media: If you would like to use this video to communicate refugee stories or require B-Roll, transcripts, stills or much more information, please contact hqvideo@unhcr.org. --- Keep up to date with our latest videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/unhcr?sub_confirmation=1 -- UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, works to protect and assist those fleeing war and persecution. Since 1950, we have helped tens of millions of people find safety and rebuild their lives. With your support, we can restore hope for many more. Read more at http://UNHCR.org Support our work with refugees now by subscribing to this channel, liking this video and sharing it with your friends and contacts. Thanks so much for your help.
  22 Sep 2017   2m21s 5 114 0
Deported & scared for his future: One teen migrant's story | UNICEF
Description: 17-year-old Wahid lived in Norway for five years until he was deported back to Afghanistan. He shares what life is like in Afghanistan and the dangers he faces - especially while at a school. No child should fear for their safety and struggle to learn because of the deadly sound of explosions. Share to join 5 million actions in support of refugee and migrant children. It's on all of us to protect children uprooted by war, violence and poverty. Learn more here: http://uni.cf/2lDWSNa Subscribe to UNICEF here: http://bit.ly/1ltTE3m The official UNICEF YouTube channel is your primary destination for the latest news updates from the frontline, documentaries, celebrity appeals, and more about our work to realize the rights of every child. Click here to see all of our latest trending videos: http://smarturl.it/TrendingAtUNICEF For more about UNICEF's work, visit: http://www.unicef.org Follow UNICEF here: UNICEF Connect blog: http://blogs.unicef.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unicef Twitter: https://twitter.com/unicef Instagram: http://instagram.com/UNICEF Tumblr: http://unicef.tumblr.com Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/unicef Medium: https://medium.com/@UNICEF
  21 Sep 2017   1m48s 16 272 0
Fashion designer Debbie's deadly journey
Description: Debbie is another young Nigerian who was misled into going to Libya for work; a lady from her church in the country's south said she could earn better money as a tailor there or in Europe, eventually.
  21 Sep 2017   1m55s 1 13 0
Taha's story: Relocating from Greece to Finland
Description: “I left Syria because of the war. I was alone, without my family, so I applied for a relocation, and Finland welcomed me to come". Taha is a 16 year old Syrian who was relocated by IOM from Greece to Finland through the EU Relocation scheme. In this short video, he tells us about his experiences thoughout his journey, and how he is getting along now in Finland. The EU Relocation scheme offers a safe and legal way for asylum seekers in clear need of international protection to be transferred from Italy and Greece to other European countries participating in the programme. As we approach the 2nd anniversary of the programme, over 26,000 people have been relocated from Italy and Greece with IOM’s support (as of August 22, 2017).
  19 Sep 2017   2m31s 5 134 0
Greece: For refugees, an island of hope
Description: On the tiny Greek island of Tilos, population 700, 10 families from war-torn Syria have found refuge and work and a sense of community. UNHCR and its partner Solidarity Now, with European Commission Funding support, have been providing accommodation and language and education classes for adults and children for almost a year. Many of the refugees –all of whom have been granted refugee status and have the right to work – say they want to stay on the Dodecanese island, and the islanders say they are honoured to host them. Information for media: If you would like to use this video to communicate refugee stories or require B-Roll, transcripts, stills or much more information, please contact hqvideo@unhcr.org. --- Keep up to date with our latest videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/unhcr?sub_confirmation=1 -- UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, works to protect and assist those fleeing war and persecution. Since 1950, we have helped tens of millions of people find safety and rebuild their lives. With your support, we can restore hope for many more. Read more at http://UNHCR.org Support our work with refugees now by subscribing to this channel, liking this video and sharing it with your friends and contacts. Thanks so much for your help.
  19 Sep 2017   2m58s 18 1588 0
Cash assistance in Greece: "The modern CARE package"
Description: Instead of distributing packages of food or household items, CARE has been providing refugees in Greece with debit cash cards. Cash is one of the most effective methods to assist people in need. Refugees can restore control over their life and decide for themselves what they need most. Especially, when refugees find themselves in big cities, a debit cash card, the modern CARE package, empowers further their efforts to re-gain their dignity. Asylum seekers registered with the national authorities in Greece have the right to work, but in practice both registered and non-registered refugees face enormous difficulties finding a job. As a result of the economic crisis in Greece and high unemployment level, refugees are facing additional barriers for example in relation to language. As a direct result, people continue to rely on humanitarian assistance to meet their basic needs. Deeba and her sixteen-year-old son, Haroon are among the approximate 13,000 refugees and asylum seekers who currently live in Athens, the capital of Greece. When the situation in Afghanistan became too dangerous, they fled through Pakistan to Iran and then to Turkey, before crossing the border into Greece. Since the borders have been closed, they have remained in Greece, still unsure of what’s next. Life in Athens was difficult and Deeba found herself in a very insecure situation but after CARE has offered them accommodation and enroll into the cash program, they managed to stand up on their feet again. CARE’s cash assistance program in Greece, from January to August 2017, reached more than 3,200 refugees and asylum seekers. They were all supported to meet their basic needs, while simultaneously helping the Greek local economy, which has been devastated by the recent economic crisis. The project was supported by UNHCR and funded by ECHO.
  15 Sep 2017   2m46s 3 102 0
The story of Peshang, Iraq
Description: Peshang tells us about his decision to return from Greece, and how he is trying to overcome reintegration challenges in his country of origin.
  30 Aug 2017   49s 1 83 0
Joude’s story: Relocating from Greece to France
Description: “We didn’t choose to become asylum seekers. We are looking for peace. Now we can rebuild our lives.” Joude Jassouma is a Syrian who was relocated by IOM with his wife and daughter from Greece to France through the EU Relocation scheme. In this short video, he tells us about his journey, his experience in Greece, and how he is getting along now in France. The EU Relocation scheme offers a safe and legal way for asylum seekers in clear need of international protection to be transferred from Italy and Greece to other European countries participating in the programme. As we approach the 2nd anniversary of the programme, over 26,000 people have been relocated from Italy and Greece with IOM’s support (as of August 22, 2017).
  22 Aug 2017   2m36s 7 675 0
Syrian refugees in Greece: A chef’s food dreams
Description: Chef Abdulrahman Al Hallak fled the war in Syria after his restaurants and home came under attack. Now, as a refugee in Greece, Abdulrahman has the right to work and is doing his best to finance his culinary dream. Learn ore about the Refugee Food Festival: http://www.unhcr.org/news/stories/2017/7/595f638d4/refugee-food-festival-european-diners-asking.html Information for media: If you would like to use this video to communicate refugee stories or require B-Roll, transcripts, stills or much more information, please contact hqvideo@unhcr.org. --- Keep up to date with our latest videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/unhcr?sub_confirmation=1 -- UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, works to protect and assist those fleeing war and persecution. Since 1950, we have helped tens of millions of people find safety and rebuild their lives. With your support, we can restore hope for many more. Read more at http://UNHCR.org Support our work with refugees now by subscribing to this channel, liking this video and sharing it with your friends and contacts. Thanks so much for your help.
  18 Aug 2017   1m38s 10 426 0
IOM Director General Swing on migrants' tragedy off the coast of Yemen
Description: 160 Ethiopian migrants were violently forced into the sea off Yemen’s coast on 10 August. This comes one day after the presumed death of 50 Ethiopian and Somali migrants during a similar incident.
  14 Aug 2017   2m28s 6 122 0
“Do You Want to go Home?”
Description: This film was produced as part of IOM Bulgaria’s information campaign on opportunities for voluntary return and reintegration of third country nationals, in 5 languages – English, Arabic, Kurdish, Pashto and Dari. The film is complemented by a poster and brochure in the same 5 languages. The film is being projected to migrants accommodated in open and closed reception centers in Bulgaria, and is followed by a discussion with IOM Bulgaria staff. All information materials were produced as part of the project “Strengthening the National Capacity of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Fields of Asylum and Migration” co-funded by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund of the European Union.
  07 Aug 2017   3m1s 9 337 0
Syrians in Greece: The Falafel Maker
Description: “The refugees who are here are not all hopeless”, says Ahmed, a Syrian refugee who taught himself the business of making falafels in Skaramagas refugee site in Athens, Greece. There are more than 60,000 refugees and migrants – most from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan – living in refugee sites and other facilities across Greece. Some have been here for over a year. While they wait for their asylum applications to be reviewed, many are trying to build fuller lives in Greece. Information for media: If you would like to use this video to communicate refugee stories or require B-Roll, transcripts, stills or much more information, please contact hqvideo@unhcr.org. --- Keep up to date with our latest videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/unhcr?sub_confirmation=1 -- UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, works to protect and assist those fleeing war and persecution. Since 1950, we have helped tens of millions of people find safety and rebuild their lives. With your support, we can restore hope for many more. Read more at http://UNHCR.org Support our work with refugees now by subscribing to this channel, liking this video and sharing it with your friends and contacts. Thanks so much for your help.
  03 Aug 2017   1m23s 9 459 0