Refugees/Migrants Emergency Response - Mediterranean

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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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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