Refugees/Migrants Emergency Response - Mediterranean

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GREECE: UNHCR concerned at conditions in new refugee sites and urges that alternatives be found
27 May 2016
UN Refugee Agency kicked off a series of training workshops this week in Greece to provide additional tools on how to strengthen coordination
16 May 2016
Greek Asylum Service will start soon registration of asylum seekers residing in open reception facilities in the mainland with support by UNHCR and EASO
14 May 2016
Syrian refugee carries Olympic flame through Athens to show solidarity with the world's refugees at a time when millions are fleeing war and persecution
26 Apr 2016
Cooperation Ministry of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction (Alternate Minister for Migration Policy) and UNHCR for provision of assistance to refugees
23 Apr 2016

  Media Covering Refugee Crisis

GREECE: UNHCR concerned at conditions in new refugee sites and urges that alternatives be found
UNHCR, 27 May 2016
UNHCR is seriously concerned about sub-standard conditions at several sites in northern Greece where refugees and migrants were evacuated this week from the makeshift site at Idomeni, and urges the Greek authorities, with the financial support provided by the European Union, to find better alternati...
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UN Refugee Agency training to strengthen coordination in Greece response
UNHCR, 16 May 2016
The UN Refugee Agency kicked off a series of training workshops this week in Greece to provide additional tools on how to strengthen coordination among many partners. This will help ensure their collective efforts in support of national and local authorities deliver improved living conditions for th...
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Joint press release: The registration of asylum seekers residing in open reception facilities in the mainland will begin in the next few weeks
UNHCR / Greek Asylum Service / EASO, 14 May 2016
Athens, 14/05/2016 The Asylum Service will conduct a pre-registration exercise for international protection in the mainland from end of May to end of July with the financial support of the European Commission (DG Home). The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the European As...
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Horrified shipwreck survivors watched as hundreds drowned
UNHCR, 02 May 2016
ATHENS, Greece, May 2 (UNHCR) – All Yasin Osman Ibrahim and his three-year-old son Abdulrahman could do was watch in horror as more than 500 migrants and refugees drowned two weeks ago, in one of the Mediterranean's worst shipwrecks in modern history. Clutching Abdulrahman to his chest, Yasin s...
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Syrian refugee carries Olympic flame through Athens
UNHCR , 26 Apr 2016
ATHENS, Greece, April 26 (UNHCR) – Syrian refugee Ibrahim Al-Hussein carried the Olympic flame through an Athens centre for refugees on Tuesday evening as part of the torch relay for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. The symbolic gesture was intended to show solidarity with the world's refugees...
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  Upcoming Events


Wednesday, 1st June 2016

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Child Protection Sub-Working Group - ATHENS
Location: UNHCR Office (91 Michalakopoulou Street, 115 28 Athens)
Description: National Level WG
Chaired By: UNHCR
Contact: Marie Hesselholdt (hesselho@unhcr.org)


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

General Coordination Meeting
Location: Cherso Camp
Description: Site level meeting
Chaired By: UNHCR
Contact: Sabrina Ruigui (rouigui@unhcr.org)

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Shelter/NFI WG - CHIOS
Location: UNHCR Office in Chios
Description: Sub-National WG
Chaired By: UNHCR
Contact: Evita Kyriazi (kyriazi@unhcr.org)


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Shelter/NFI WG - DIAVATA, Northern Greece
Location: Diavata Camp Meeting Room - Administration Building
Description: Sub-national WG
Chaired By: Hellenic Army
Contact: Kristina Katsoumpina (katsoump@unhcr.org)



1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Food WG - ATHENS
Location: Samaritan's Purse Office (15 Kleisthenous Str., Athens)
Description: National Level WG
Chaired By: UNHCR
Contact: Maureen McBrien (mcbrienm@unhcr.org)


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Kara Tepe Site Meeting - LESVOS
Location: Kara Tepe, LESVOS
Description: Site Level Meeting
Chaired By: Municipality
Contact: Sarah Saleh (salehs@unhcr.org)


2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Communication with Communities (CWC) WG - ATHENS
Location: UNHCR Office (91 Michalakopoulou Street, 115 28 Athens)
Description: National Level WG
Chaired By: UNHCR
Contact: Timo Luege (luege@unhcr.org)


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Child Protection Sub-Working Group - CHIOS
Location: Vial - FRS Office
Description: Sub-national WG
Chaired By: Save the Children
Contact: Alfonso Masso (alfonso.masso@savethechildren.org )