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  • Young Afghan uses language skills to help medics on Lesvos

    news UNHCR, 20 Nov 2015 (6 years ago )
    LESVOS, Greece, Nov 20 (UNHCR) – Amena Yusufi, a 21-year-old woman from Afghanistan, stepped out of a medical tent on Lesvos' busy Moria reception and registration centre and called for the next patient. A mother and her baby stepped forward. Amena listened patiently as the mother explained the b...
  • X Factor dà il benvenuto ai rifugiati

    news SKY, UNHCR, 26 Nov 2015 (6 years ago )
    Si chiamano Ayse, Aya, Alaa, Oyetunde, Baryali e Rahell, sono due ragazze e quattro ragazzi rifugiati in Italia in fuga da guerre, dittature, violazioni dei diritti umani, limitazioni della libertà di ogni tipo, persino quella di fare musica. Sono stati ospiti della sesta puntata di X Factor, in ond...
  • Worsening weather brings more tragedy to eastern Aegean as influx continues in Greece

    news UNHCR, 29 Oct 2015 (6 years ago )
    LESVOS ISLAND, Greece, Oct. 29 – At least 15 people died, several of them children, and some 38 others are missing in five incidents involving smuggler boats carrying hundreds of refugees and migrants across a wind-whipped channel between Turkey and the Greek islands. In the most serious incident...
  • Worsening conditions inside Syria and the region fuel despair, driving thousands towards Europe

    news UNHCR, 08 Sep 2015 (7 years ago )
    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 8 September 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Deteriorating conditions inside Syria and neighbouring countries are driving thousands of Syrians to ...
  • World Refugee Day - Reports of three new shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea

    news UNHCR, 20 Jun 2017 (5 years ago )
    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Cécile Pouilly – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. 20 June 2017 UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency received information last night about three new shipwrecks in the Mediterrane...
  • With growing numbers of child deaths at sea, UN agencies call for enhancing safety for refugees and migrants

    news UNHCR, 19 Feb 2016 (6 years ago )
    Joint UNHCR, UNICEF, IOM Press Release GENEVA, 16 February 2016 – An average of two children have drowned every day since September 2015 as their families try to cross the eastern Mediterranean, and the number of child deaths is growing said IOM, UNHCR, and UNICEF. The agencies are calling for enha...
  • Winter of 2015-16: Tens of thousands of refugees and migrants in Europe and millions displaced in the Syria region face a winter in the cold

    news UNHCR, 23 Oct 2015 (6 years ago )
    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 23 October 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Europe The first winter weather, including freezing temperatures, rain and storms, has arrived in m...
  • VIDEO - UNHCR Global Trends 2014

    news UNHCR, 18 Jun 2015 (7 years ago )
    A UNHCR report shows that worldwide displacement from wars, conflict, and persecution is at the highest levels we have recorded, and accelerating fast.
  • Update on two shipwrecks in the Central Mediterranean

    news UNHCR, 09 May 2017 (5 years ago )
    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Cécile Pouilly – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. In the last 24 hours we have received alarming information on two new shipwrecks in the Central Mediterranean. The first ...
  • Update on Lesvos and the Greek islands

    news UNHCR, 06 Nov 2015 (6 years ago )
    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 6 November 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR staff on the Greek islands have worked throughout the week to provide help to refugees, migrant...