Refugees/Migrants Emergency Response - Mediterranean

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  Media Covering Refugee Crisis

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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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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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, 25th May 2016

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Child Protection Sub-Working Group
Location: UNHCR Office (Michalakopoulou)
Description: National Level WG
Chaired By: UNHCR
Contact: Marie Hesselholdt (hesselho@unhcr.org)


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Protection Working Group
Location: Cherso Camp
Description: Sub-National WG
Chaired By: UNHCR
Contact: Sabrina Ruigui (rouigui@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)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

WASH Working Group
Location: Deyal Office (Water & Wastewater) in Mytilini
Description: Sub-national WG
Chaired By: IRC - Nikos Skondras
Contact: Alison Carascossa (carascos@unhcr.org)



1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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



2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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


2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Health & Nutrition Working Group
Location: Hellenic Red Cross Office in Athens
Description: National WG
Chaired By: UNHCR
Contact: Elena Velila Cerdan (cerdan@unhcr.org)



3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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



  Highlights

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
Survivors report massive loss of life in latest Mediterranean Sea tragedy
20 Apr 2016
UNHCR chief lauds Pope's solidarity with refugees on his visit to the Greek island of Lesvos and by offering a home to three Syrian families.
16 Apr 2016