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  • High Commissioner Guterres to visit Greece

    news UNHCR, 09 Oct 2015 (8 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 9 October 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. High Commissioner António Guterres is scheduled to begin a two and a half-day mission to Greece tomorro...
  • Seven people die off Lesvos as tensions flare at crowded reception facility

    news UNHCR, 16 Oct 2015 (8 years ago )
    GENEVA, Oct 16 (UNHCR) – Authorities in Greece have reported up to seven people were killed – four of them children – in a collision between a smuggling boat and a Greek Coast Guard vessel off the coast of Lesvos, the UN refugee agency said today. It added that UNHCR staff had also had to be evac...
  • Number of sea arrivals in Greece hits half million mark

    news UNHCR, 20 Oct 2015 (8 years ago )
    GENEVA, Oct 20 (UNHCR) – Sea arrivals so far this year to Greece have now passed the half-million mark with the arrival yesterday on the Aegean Islands of nearly 8,000 people, the UN refugee agency said today. It added that the latest arrivals had taken the overall total to some 502,500 for this ...
  • Germany: Confronting challenges at end of the road

    news UNHCR, 20 Oct 2015 (8 years ago )
    BERLIN, Germany (UNHCR) – Selwa sighed heavily sitting on a mattress with Renham, her energetic seven-year old daughter. The farmer abandoned her treasured land, livestock, fruit trees and two elder children, to make the dangerous journey from the Ghouta suburbs outside the Syrian capital Damascus, ...
  • Worsening weather brings more tragedy to eastern Aegean as influx continues in Greece

    news UNHCR, 29 Oct 2015 (8 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...
  • Asylum-seekers await application results at historic Berlin airport

    news UNHCR, 17 Nov 2015 (8 years ago )
    BERLIN, Germany, Nov 17 (UNHCR) – Their journeys now over, thousands of asylum-seekers are awaiting the results of their applications in a cavernous, historic airport in the German capital, Berlin. With freezing temperatures approaching fast, German authorities are scrambling to ensure no one is lef...
  • Joint UNHCR, IOM, and UNICEF statement on new border restrictions in the Balkans

    news UNHCR, 20 Nov 2015 (8 years ago )
    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 20 November 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. In the last couple of days, we have witnessed Governments instituting a range of restrictions against ...
  • UNHCR alarmed at the plight of refugees and migrants at Bulgaria borders

    news UNHCR, 28 Jan 2016 (8 years ago )
    Sofia, 28 January 2016 The UN Refugee Agency is extremely alarmed at reports of two dead bodies being found on the Bulgarian border with Serbia, last week. UNHCR is seeking further details after being alerted about the deaths by the Bulgarian Border Police. The two men, apparently, have died of c...
  • Europe: UNHCR concerned over increasing restrictive measures, urges effective comprehensive European response

    news UNHCR, 12 Feb 2016 (8 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 12 February 2016, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Over 80,000 refugees and migrants arrived in Europe by boat during the first six weeks of 2016 and ov...
  • UNHCR Survey finds Afghan and Syrian refugees arriving to Greece are fleeing conflict and violence

    news UNHCR, 23 Feb 2016 (8 years ago )
    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Karin de Grujil – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 23 February 2016, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. A UNHCR survey found that some 94% of Syrians arriving in Greece in January made the perilous journey...