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Asylum claims from Syria, Iraq and other conflict zones rise in first half 2014

The number of people seeking refugee status in industrialized countries continued to climb in the first half of 2014, driven by the wars in Syria and Iraq as well as conflict and instability in countries such as Afghanistan, Eritrea. ...read more

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Hungary: Open borders allowed East Germans to flee 25 years ago

The effect of Hungary’s momentous decision was freedom for tens of thousands of East Germans.

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UNHCR Observations on the Current Situation of Asylum in Bulgaria

What is the current situation for refugees and asylum-seekers in Bulgaria? Find out.

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Too Much Pain, Female Genital Mutilation and Asylum in the European Union

What is FGM? Where do the victims of FGM seek asylum in the EU? Where do they come from? Find out. 

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Project report: Refugee integration in Central Europe

How can we measure refugee integration? And how integration programmes in Bulgaria, Poland, Romania and Slovakia fare?

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Project report: Response to Vulnerability in Asylum

Why are some asylum-seekers more vulnerable than others? What special care do they need? And is your country giving it to them? Find out.

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Bulgaria as a country of asylum - 2014

UNHCR's new position paper on the current situation of asylum and returns to Bulgaria under the EU's Dublin regulation.

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Bulgaria operation

Read the latest news about UNHCR’s activities in Bulgaria.

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UNHCR's provisional comments on the planned amendments to the Bulgarian asylum legislation

Read our comments, concerns and recommendations on the planned changes here.

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The Children of Harmanli

Photo essay on the daily tribulations of life in the overcrowded camp, home to over a thousand people, including 300 children in dire living conditions.

 

 

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Syria emergency

As tens of thousands flee violence in Syria, UNHCR provides aid in neighbouring countries.

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Access to Family Reunification in Central Europe

Can refugees reunite with their families they were forced to leave behind ? Find out from UNHCR's report

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Mustafa’s Children

After five lost years, a bittersweet reunion in Budapest gives renewed hope to one Afghan family.

 

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Where is my home?

Read our latest research on homelessness and access to housing among asylum-seekers and refugees across Central Europe.

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Welcome to the Hotel Ritz

Photo essay from Bulgaria on homeless asylum-seekers and refugees who traded oppression for destitution on the streets of a country that is a home only in name.

 

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My Life As A Refugee:

Wrestle with the dilemmas facing millions of refugees on UNHCR's brand new app.

Telling the Human Story

Hear the stories of hardship, courage and perseverance from the displaced people themselves.

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UNHCR in Central Europe

Ensuring access to safe territory, fair asylum procedures, decent reception conditions and facilitating integration and resettlement.

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Work with UNHCR

Find out the current work and business opportunities.

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