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  • UNHCR says most of Syrians arriving in Greece are students

    news UNHCR, 08 Dec 2015 (6 years ago )
    GENEVA, Dec 8, (UNHCR) – The Mediterranean crossing is treacherous, the risk of drowning is constant. But still they come, day after day, in a fleet of dinghies spilling them onto the shores of Greek Islands near Turkey, almost 800,000 so far in 2015 alone. Most are fleeing the conflict in Syria....
  • UNHCR seeking 1,300 urgent resettlement places for vulnerable refugees in Libya

    news UNHCR, 11 Dec 2017 (4 years ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, launched today an urgent appeal calling for 1,300 resettlement places to be made available by the end of March 2018 for highly vulnerable refugees stranded in Libya. “This is a desperate call for solidarity and humanity. We need to get extremely vulnerable refugees out...
  • UNHCR seeks support for alternatives to dangerous refugee journeys

    news UNHCR, 18 Jul 2017 (5 years ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is appealing for US$421.2 million to help provide meaningful alternatives to refugees and others undertaking dangerous journeys to Europe. The number of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe from Africa through Libya is increasing and, with it, the risks they face c...
  • UNHCR statement ahead of EU Council of Interior Ministers Meeting

    news UNHCR, 13 Sep 2015 (7 years ago )
    The recent successive announcements of different border control measures by a number of European countries impacted by the refugee and migration crisis only underlines the urgency of establishing a comprehensive European response. This response must be based on the creation of effective reception...
  • UNHCR statement on the situation at the Turkey-EU border

    news UNHCR, 02 Mar 2020 (2 years ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is appealing for calm and an easing of tensions on Turkey’s borders with the European Union in light of the present increased movements of people there – including refugees and asylum-seekers. UNHCR is monitoring developments in Turkey and in Greece and is offering ...
  • UNHCR statement on violence on the Greece-FYROM border on 10 April (This statement is attributable to UNHCR Spokesperson Adrian Edwards)

    news UNHCR, 11 Apr 2016 (6 years ago )
    Yesterday's violence at the Greece-Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia border near Eidomeni and the extensive scenes we have all seen of teargas in use are a matter of great worry to UNHCR. It should be too for all who are concerned with Europe's response to the situation of refugees and migrants....
  • UNHCR steps up efforts towards alternatives to detention in Libya and solutions for vulnerable refugees

    news UNHCR, 12 Sep 2017 (5 years ago )
    Libya remains one of the most complex mixed migration situations in the world, with refugees traveling alongside migrants through perilous routes, surviving dangerous desert crossings and abuses that include sexual violence, torture, detention in inhumane conditions and abductions for ransom. All th...
  • UNHCR urges Central European leaders to show solidarity with refugees ahead of the V4 Summit

    news UNHCR, 11 Feb 2016 (6 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...
  • UNHCR urges Hungary to withdraw draft law impacting refugees

    news UNHCR, 29 May 2018 (4 years ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling on the Government of Hungary to withdraw a package of laws set to be introduced in the Hungarian Parliament that would significantly restrict the ability of NGOs and individuals to support asylum-seekers and refugees. UNHCR is seriously concerned that these p...
  • UNHCR urges action to ease conditions on Greek islands

    news UNHCR, 08 Sep 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. 08 September 2017 UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is concerned by the deteriorating situation on Greece’s eastern Aegean is...