Food Festival brings refugee chefs into European kitchens

World Today

On World Refugee Day, more than 60,000 refugees and migrants are still stranded in Greece in a process barely moving: Forward to other countries of the European Union, or back to Turkey under a deportation deal launched 15 months ago.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

According to the United Nations, 22.5 million people were considered refugees by the end of 2016.

More than half of all refugees around the world are from Syria, Afghanistan and South Sudan, the U.N. reported.

For World Refugee Day, restaurants across Europe are opening their kitchens to cook alongside refugee chefs that are living in their country as part of the Refugee Food Festival.

One of those chefs is Barshank Haj Younes, a Syrian Kurd who arrived in Greece last year as a refugee.

He is cooking alongside Greek chef and restaurant owner Fotis Fotinoglou.