Refugees/Migrants Emergency Response - Mediterranean

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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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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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  Upcoming Events

Friday, 26th August 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 - 11:00 AM

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

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

General Coordination Meeting - DRAMA
Location: Drama Site
Description: Site Level Meeting
Contact: Frederick Wilkinson (

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Thessaloniki - Ministry of Macedonia and Thrace
Description: Sub-National WG
Chaired By: MoMP
Contact: Marie Lindblad (

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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 - NEA KAVALA/POLYKASTRO
Location: Nea Kavala Camp
Description: Sub-national WG
Chaired By: UNHCR
Contact: George Repanas (


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
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