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  • Thousands of asylum-seekers moved off Greek islands

    news UNHCR, 27 Dec 2018 (3 years ago )
    As winter bites, UNHCR helps the Greek government move vulnerable asylum-seekers from reception centres on the Aegean Islands to shelter on the mainland. LESVOS, Greece – Under a light drizzle, families from various war-torn countries stack duffel bags and battered cases holding all their possess...
  • Ending Statelessness in South Eastern Europe

    news UNHCR, 25 May 2018 (4 years ago )
    As part of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) global #IBELONG Campaign to end statelessness in the world by 2024, the UNHCR Regional Representation for South Eastern Europe has produced a brochure about the situation of persons at risk of becoming stateless in this region. ...
  • UNHCR appeals to Israel over forced relocations policy

    news UNHCR, 09 Jan 2018 (4 years ago )
    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. UNHCR is again appealing to Israel to halt its policy of relocating Eritreans and Sudanese to sub-Saharan Africa. This...
  • UNHCR helping 10,000 refugees & migrants, thousands of internally displaced in Libya’s Sabratha

    news UNHCR, 13 Oct 2017 (4 years ago )
    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Since last Friday, UNHCR teams in Libya have been responding to the urgent humanitarian needs in and around Sabratha, a ...
  • News Comment by Vincent Cochetel, UNHCR’s Special Envoy for the Central Mediterranean Situation, on the first evacuation of refugees from Li...

    news UNHCR, 11 Nov 2017 (4 years ago )
    “I’m pleased to announce that a first group of 25 extremely vulnerable refugees were evacuated today, Saturday 11 November, from Libya to Niger by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Among these 25 refugees, there were 15 women, six men and four children of Eritrean, Ethiopian and Sudanese nationalities....
  • UNHCR appeals to Greece over situation at Evros

    news UNHCR, 27 Apr 2018 (4 years ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling on the Greek Government to urgently improve conditions and expand reception capacity, following a recent rise in arrivals at Evros via the land border with Turkey. Hundreds of people are at present being held in police detention facilities. Some 2,900 peop...
  • IOM, UNHCR appeal for region-wide action by EU countries over Mediterranean tragedies

    news UNHCR, 27 Jun 2018 (4 years ago )
    Concerned with the ongoing human tragedy in which almost 1,000 refugees and migrants have perished while being smuggled across the Mediterranean this year, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the UN Migration Agency, are today appealing to European Union countries for concerted, region-wide actio...
  • UNHCR viewpoint: 'Refugee' or 'migrant' - Which is right?

    news UNHCR, 28 Aug 2015 (6 years ago )
    GENEVA, Aug 27 (UNHCR) – With almost 60 million people forcibly displaced globally and boat crossings of the Mediterranean in the headlines almost daily, it is becoming increasingly common to see the terms 'refugee' and 'migrant' being used interchangeably in media and public discourse. But is there...
  • IL PUNTO DI VISTA DELL'UNHCR: “RIFUGIATO” o “MIGRANTE”, QUAL È CORRETTO?

    news UNHCR, 28 Aug 2015 (6 years ago )
    Con quasi 60 milioni di persone costrette a lasciare le proprie case in tutto il mondo e le traversate in barca del Mediterraneo in prima pagina quasi ogni giorno, è sempre più comune vedere i termini “rifugiato” e “migrante” usati in maniera intercambiabile, sia tra i media che nei dibattiti. Ma tr...
  • Lending a Hand in Hungary - Locals in the Hungarian capital are coming together to help exhausted asylum-seekers with food, clothes and kind...

    news UNHCR, 14 Jul 2015 (7 years ago )
    It is dusk by the time volunteers arrive at a busy square in central Budapest. With them, they carry hot food and fresh water – nothing short of a lifeline for the tired and hungry refugee families who are there to meet them. Little children are at first shy to accept the plates and spoons. However,...