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

Monday, 1st August 2016

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: A21 Office - Thessaloniki
Chaired By: UNHCR
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Thessaloniki, Ministry of Macedonia and Thrace - Room 202
Description: Sub-national WG
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Distribution Coordination Meeting - LEROS
Location: Kinezos Cafe
Description: Sub-National Meeting
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

EKO Gas Station - General Coordination Meeting
Location: EKO Gas Station
Description: Site Level Meeting
Chaired By: Kitrinos Healthcare
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Inter-Agency Consultation Forum (information sharing)
Location: UNHCR Office (91 Michalakopoulou Street, 115 28 Athens)
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Contact: Alexandra Krause ( )

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Child Protection Sub-Working Group LESVOS
Location: Save the Children Office
Description: Sub-national WG
Chaired By: Save the Children/Charlotte Wilson
Contact: Astrid Castelein (

Tuesday, 2nd August 2016

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Moria Site Meeting - LESVOS
Location: RIS/FRS Office
Description: Site Level Meeting
Chaired By: Ministry of Interior & Administrative Reconstruction / Migration Policy, Site Coordinator: Anthi Karangeli
Contact: Patric Mansour (

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Inter-Agency Consultation Forum - North Lesvos
Location: Adonis Hotel/Molivos
Description: Sub-national level meeting
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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