Refugees/Migrants Emergency Response - Mediterranean

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  Media Covering Refugee Crisis

As 300,000 cross Mediterranean this year, UNHCR calls for admission pathways for refugees and speedy relocation out of Italy and Greece
UNHCR , 20 Sep 2016
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. By: William Spindler | 20 September 2016 The number of refugees and migrants reaching European shores this y...
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Fire at Reception Site on Lesvos island, Greece
UNHCR , 20 Sep 2016
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. By: William Spindler | 20 September 2016 On Monday evening, a fire broke out at the Moria reception centre o...
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Greek Volunteers share UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award
UNHCR , 06 Sep 2016
The Hellenic Rescue Team and Efi Latsoudi of “PIKPA village” on Lesvos joint winners of humanitarian honour A 2,000 strong volunteer sea rescue team, credited with saving thousands of lives during the 2015 refugee crisis, and a passionate human rights activist who provided a safe haven for th...
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UNHCR welcomes announcement of Independent Paralympic Team comprising two refugees
UNHCR , 26 Aug 2016
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, warmly welcomes today’s announcement by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) of two refugees who will compete as a team in the upcoming 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The participation of a first-ever refugee team in the Paralympic Games is an exam...
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End of large scale pre-registration on mainland Greece
UNHCR / Greek Asylum Service / EASO, 01 Aug 2016
Athens, 1 August 2016 The Asylum Service announces that the operation to pre-register applications for international protection on mainland Greece, through the dedicated registration centres that were temporarily set up, has now come to an end. Those who have not been able to pre-register yet ...
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  Upcoming Events


Friday, 30th September 2016

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Legal Protection Sub-WG
Location: UNHCR Office in Chios
Description: Sub-National WG
Chaired By: UNHCR
Contact: Stella Moniou (monious@unhcr.org)


9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Refugee Theme Group Meeting
Location: UNICEF, Svetozara Markovica 58, Belgrade
Description: weekly meeting of Heads of Agenices/Programme Officers on the refugee emergency, chaired by UNHCR Representative
Contact: Ms Vera Dragovic-O'Donnell


9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

MHPSS WG - ATHENS
Location: BABEL, 72 Drosopoulou Street
Chaired By: BABEL - IMC
Contact: Vangelis Tsilis (tsilis@unhcr.org)



9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

WASH Working Group - THESSALONIKI
Location: Ministry of Macedonia and Thrace , Room 202
Description: Sub-National WG
Chaired By: MoMP
Contact: Varvara Ntavoni (ntavoni@unhcr.org)


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Protection Working Group - NEA KAVALA/POLYKASTRO
Location: Nea Kavala Camp
Description: Sub-national WG
Chaired By: UNHCR
Contact: Maria Chatzisava (chatzisa@unhcr.org)


10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Coordination Meeting - VERIA
Location: Veria (Armatolou Kokkinou)
Description: Site Level Meeting
Chaired By: NRC
Contact: Andrea Bruhn Bove (bruhnbov@unhcr.org)




10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

General Coordination Meeting - Lagkadikia
Location: Lagkadikia Site
Description: Site Level Meeting
Chaired By: Ministry of Migration Policy
Contact: Aliki Mademli (mademli@unhcr.org)



10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Medical Coordination Meeting
Location: Diavata Camp Meeting Room - Administration Building
Description: Sub-national WG
Chaired By: National Center of Health Operations ( EKKEPY)
Contact: Sabrina Amirat (amirat@unhcr.org)




  Highlights

As 300,000 cross Mediterranean this year, UNHCR calls for admission pathways for refugees and speedy relocation out of Italy and Greece
20 Sep 2016
Greek Volunteers share UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award
06 Sep 2016
End of large scale pre-registration on mainland Greece
01 Aug 2016
More than 15,500 asylum-seekers currently living on mainland Greece have now received temporary cards, valid for one year
04 Jul 2016
GREECE: UNHCR concerned at conditions in new refugee sites and urges that alternatives be found
27 May 2016