“When I first heard about Russian tanks in Prague, I could not believe my ears. It was 1968 and we were on a vacation in Switzerland"
Miroslav’s whole life turned upside down when he and his family couldn’t return to Prague as the Soviet invasion began.
I had just started working for Refugees International when I was sent out on mission to Bosnia. The war was raging and I was new to humanitarian work and stunned when I arrived by NATO helicopter into Sarajevo. A day later, the first reports were coming out of Srebrenica.
Most traumatic stories for me were of human smuggling: how people are forced to collect the money for smuggling from nothing and how they have to hide for long periods of time hiding in under underneath trucks travelling through Europe.
Actor and UNHCR High Profile Supporter David Morrissey travelled to Jordan to see UNHCR’s frontline work for Syrian refugees.
… I was born in Somalia and lived with my mother, father and 4 siblings. When I was 2 years old, militants had taken over the military…