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  • Slovenian centre provides warm welcome after escape ordeal

    news UNHCR, 14 Jun 2016 (6 years ago )
    I have to pinch myself because I think I’m dreaming,” says pharmacist Mazen Al-Khatib Al-Masri, whose family is finally safe in Slovenia after fleeing the dangers of Damascus. He still remembers landing on an uninhabited Greek island and living “like Robinson Crusoe”. “There were just the dolphins ...
  • Over 15,500 asylum seekers pre-registered on mainland Greece

    news UNHCR, 01 Jul 2016 (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 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 mainl...
  • Finding home in Tiglieto

    news UNHCR Italy, 21 Jul 2016 (6 years ago )
    Glitter and Faith, a refugee couple, are part of an integration project ran by local association "Consorzio Agora", in Tiglieto, near Genova. Local community welcomed them as if they were always part of the town. See more about their story.
  • Relocation: il programma per la redistribuzione di richiedenti asilo stenta a decollare

    news UNHCR, Carta di Roma, 29 Jul 2016 (6 years ago )
    Il programma, divenuto operativo nel settembre 2015, procede con lentezza. I posti a disposizione per i ricollocamenti dall’Italia sono solo il 7% del totale richiesto In base agli impegni assunti dall’Unione Europea nell’estate 2015, 160mila persone dovranno essere ricollocate da Italia, Grecia ...
  • End of large scale pre-registration on mainland Greece

    news UNHCR / Greek Asylum Service / EASO, 01 Aug 2016 (6 years ago )
    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 ...
  • UNHCR welcomes announcement of Independent Paralympic Team comprising two refugees

    news UNHCR, 26 Aug 2016 (6 years ago )
    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 exampl...
  • Syrian refugees revive Italian village of Camini

    news Al Jazeera, 30 Aug 2016 (6 years ago )
    Hollowed out by emigration and lack of opportunities,Camini undergoes revival thanks to an influx of refugees.
  • How media framed Mediterranean tragedies: an analysis

    news UNHCR/Carta di Roma, 30 Aug 2016 (6 years ago )
    How media framed Mediterranean tragedies: an analysis
  • A year on from Alan Kurdi’s death, Mediterranean drowning rates soaring

    news UNHCR, 02 Sep 2016 (6 years ago )
    A year ago today, the world was moved by the photograph of Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi who drowned when his family, like hundreds of thousands of other refugees, was desperately trying to reach safety in Europe. UNHCR estimates that, since Alan’s death 4,176 people have died or gone missing on the Med...
  • Greek Volunteers share UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

    news UNHCR, 06 Sep 2016 (6 years ago )
    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 thousa...