Refugees/Migrants Emergency Response - Mediterranean

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Over 15,500 asylum seekers pre-registered on mainland Greece
UNHCR, 01 Jul 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 1 July 2016, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. By: William Spindler | 1 July 2016 | A large-scale exercise to pre-register asylum seekers on m...
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Joint Press Release: The pre-registration of asylum seekers in the Greek mainland is starting today
UNHCR / Greek Asylum Service / EASO, 08 Jun 2016
Athens, 08/06/2016 The Asylum Service is launching today a large scale operation to pre-register applications for international protection, offering the possibility to third country nationals in mainland Greece to ask for asylum in the country, for family reunification or relocation to another EU m...
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UNHCR alarmed at refugee death on Hungary-Serbia border
UNHCR, 06 Jun 2016
Budapest, June 4, 2016 (UNHCR) – The UN Refugee Agency is alarmed at reports of the death of a Syrian refugee at the Hungary–Serbia border this week. UNHCR is seeking further details after being alerted about the death by the Hungarian Border Police. The man apparently drowned in the Tisza River...
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Mediterranean death toll soars in first 5 months of 2016
UNHCR, 31 May 2016
GENEVA, May 31 (UNHCR) – 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 ...
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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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  Upcoming Events

Friday, 29th July 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 (

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

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Thessaloniki - Ministry of Macedonia and Thrace
Description: Sub-National WG
Contact: Benjamin Marty (

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Inter-Sector Working Group ATHENS
Location: UNHCR Office (Michalakopoulou)
Description: National Level WG
Chaired By: UNHCR
Contact: Alexandra Krause ( )

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Inter-Sector Working Group SAMOS
Location: UNHCR Office
Description: Sub-National Meeting
Chaired By: UNHCR
Contact: Rose de Jong (

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Protection Working Group
Location: Nea Kavala Camp
Description: Sub-national WG
Chaired By: UNHCR
Contact: Joanna Peppers (

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: Kristina Katsoumpina (

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Inter-Sector Working Group CHIOS
Location: UNHCR Office in Chios
Description: Sub-National WG
Chaired By: UNHCR
Contact: Joe Kuper (


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
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