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  • 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...
  • UNHCR expands its support to the temporary accommodation of new arrivals in Kalymnos and their registration in Kos

    news UNHCR, 27 Feb 2016 (6 years ago )
    Kos – 27.02.2016 UNHCR’s Representation in Greece expanded yesterday its support to the temporary accommodation of new arrivals in Kalymnos, by installing new hygiene facilities at the island’s port. In nearby Kos, the local office of the UN Refugee Agency furthered its support to the registration ...
  • UNHCR, UNICEF launch Blue Dot hubs to boost protection for children and families on the move across Europe

    news UNHCR, 26 Feb 2016 (6 years ago )
    Press Releases, 26 February 2016 Joint UNHCR, UNICEF Press Release As part of a joint endeavour to step up protection for the growing numbers of children and others with specific needs arriving in Europe, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and UNICEF are setting up special support centres for childre...
  • More than one million refugees travel to Greece since 2015

    news UNHCR, 16 Mar 2016 (6 years ago )
    News Stories, 16 March 2016 A Syrian refugee hugs her daughter moments after reaching the shores of Lesvos island in an inflatable boat earlier this year. GENEVA, March 16 (UNHCR) – The UN Refugee Agency said today that more than one million people, mostly refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanist...
  • Three hours too late

    news UNHCR, 04 Apr 2016 (6 years ago )
    LESVOS, Greece, April 4 (UNHCR) – It was in the early hours of a March morning when Monzir's rubber dinghy bumped against the shores of Lesvos, but it was already too late. At midnight that day (March 20), the status of arrivals like Monzir, who have fled war and spent their life savings to chanc...
  • UN Refugee Agency training to strengthen coordination in Greece response

    news UNHCR, 16 May 2016 (6 years ago )
    The UN Refugee Agency kicked off a series of training workshops this week in Greece to provide additional tools on how to strengthen coordination among many partners. This will help ensure their collective efforts in support of national and local authorities deliver improved living conditions for th...
  • Joint Press Release: The pre-registration of asylum seekers in the Greek mainland is starting today

    news UNHCR / Greek Asylum Service / EASO, 08 Jun 2016 (6 years ago )
    Athens, 08/06/2016 The Asylum Service is launching today a large scale operation to pre-register applications for international protection, offering the possibility to third country nationals in mainland Greece to ask for asylum in the country, for family reunification or relocation to another EU m...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...