Refugees/Migrants Emergency Response - Mediterranean

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843 persons relocated from Italy as of 11 July. What is the relocation programme? How does it work? Read more here:
29 Jul 2016
18/04 shipwreck last year left at least 675 people dead, talian navy said as it concluded operations to recover the corpses
14 Jul 2016
UASCs arriving from January to June 2016 rose to 10,524 compared to 4.410 during the same period in 2015
01 Jul 2016
1 human in every 113 affected, forced displacement hits record high globally
20 Jun 2016
"Strong leadership and vision needed to deal with the refugee situation. This is as much a crisis of European solidarity as it is a refugee crisis", HC Grandi.
04 Mar 2016

  Media Covering Refugee Crisis

Relocation: il programma per la redistribuzione di richiedenti asilo stenta a decollare
UNHCR, Carta di Roma, 29 Jul 2016
Il programma, divenuto operativo nel settembre 2015, procede con lentezza. I posti a disposizione per i ricollocamenti dall’Italia sono solo il 7% del totale richiesto In base agli impegni assunti dall’Unione Europea nell’estate 2015, 160mila persone dovranno essere ricollocate da Italia, G...
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Finding home in Tiglieto
UNHCR Italy, 21 Jul 2016
Glitter and Faith, a refugee couple, are part of an integration project ran by local association "Consorzio Agora", in Tiglieto, near Genova. Local community welcomed them as if they were always part of the town. See more about their story....
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Slovenian centre provides warm welcome after escape ordeal
UNHCR, 14 Jun 2016
I have to pinch myself because I think I’m dreaming,” says pharmacist Mazen Al-Khatib Al-Masri, whose family is finally safe in Slovenia after fleeing the dangers of Damascus. He still remembers landing on an uninhabited Greek island and living “like Robinson Crusoe”. “There were just the...
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Mediterranean death toll soars in first 5 months of 2016
UNHCR, 31 May 2016
At least 880 people are believed to have drowned last week in a spate of shipwrecks and boat capsizings on the Mediterranean, the UN Refugee Agency said today. “For so many deaths to have occurred just in a matter of days and months is shocking and shows just how truly perilous these journeys are...
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Coastguard rescues some 1,000 refugees and migrants off Italy
UNHCR, 13 May 2016
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 13 May 2016, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Approximately 1,000 people of various nationalities, including refugee families and unaccompanied chi...
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