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  • UNHCR head thanks Greece, frontline islands, for improved response to continuing arrivals

    news UNHCR, 11 Oct 2015 (8 years ago )
    LESBOS, Greece (UNHCR) – In a weekend mission to the main EU entry point for nearly 450,000 refugees and migrants so far this year, UNHCR chief António Guterres witnessed the improved humanitarian response mounted by Greek local authorities and civil society while lamenting the continued lack of a l...
  • Refugees face long cold and wet night at crowded Balkan border crossings

    news UNHCR, 21 Oct 2015 (8 years ago )
    BERKASOVO, Serbia, Oct 21, (UNHCR) – It is 6 pm, and night is falling fast. Amr and his family huddle under a makeshift shelter, partially lit by a nearby fire, on a small hill near the Serbian-Croatian border. It is windy and cold -- the temperature having fallen to around 7 degrees. Amr and ...
  • Some 3,300 people a day still arriving on Lesvos

    news UNHCR, 13 Nov 2015 (8 years ago )
    GENEVA, Nov 13 (UNHCR) – With winter closing in, more than 3,000 people a day are still arriving on the Greek island of Lesvos despite dangerous sea conditions and overstretched and inadequate reception facilities, the UN refugee agency said today. "The number of refugees and migrants arriving on...
  • X Factor dà il benvenuto ai rifugiati

    news SKY, UNHCR, 26 Nov 2015 (8 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...
  • UNHCR concerned by violence at Greek border, calls for improved security

    news UNHCR, 03 Dec 2015 (8 years ago )
    UNHCR is deeply concerned about the tension and violence at the border between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and calls on the authorities of both countries to manage the border in a manner consistent with human rights and refugee-protection principles. As a result of restri...
  • Hungary urged to refrain from policies and practices that promote intolerance and hatred

    news UNHCR, Council of Europe and OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, 21 Dec 2015 (8 years ago )
    UNHCR – the UN Refugee Agency, the Council of Europe and ODHIR – the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights have urged Hungary to refrain from policies and practices that promote intolerance, fear and fuel xenophobia against refugees and migrants. The Organizations have joined voices...
  • UNHCR urges Central European leaders to show solidarity with refugees ahead of the V4 Summit

    news UNHCR, 11 Feb 2016 (8 years ago )
    UNHCR Press Release Budapest, 11 February 2016 UNHCR urges Central European leaders to show solidarity with refugees ahead of the V4 Summit The UN Refugee Agency is urging leaders in Central Europe to show greater solidarity with desperate refugees who seek sanctuary in the continent as war...
  • Grandi concerned at reports of Balkan border closures

    news UNHCR, 24 Feb 2016 (8 years ago )
    LESVOS, Greece, Feb 24 – Europe is backing into an even greater refugee crisis by tightening border restrictions on the hundreds of thousands who have fled war and conflict in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries. That was the message of UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi o...
  • 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 (8 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,...
  • UNHCR urges full and swift implementation of European Commission proposals on refugee crisis

    news UNHCR, 11 Sep 2015 (8 years ago )
    The UN refugee agency today welcomed the European Commission's proposals unveiled on Wednesday to address the current refugee crisis in Europe. "Given the urgency of the situation, these proposals need to be implemented fully and swiftly," UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler told a press briefing in...