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  • VIDEO - UNHCR Global Trends 2014

    news UNHCR, 18 Jun 2015 (8 years ago )
    A UNHCR report shows that worldwide displacement from wars, conflict, and persecution is at the highest levels we have recorded, and accelerating fast.
  • UNHCR outlines proposals to manage refugee and migration crisis in Europe ahead of EU Summit

    news UNHCR, 22 Sep 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 22 September 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. As EU leaders meet in Brussels today and tomorrow, UNHCR is urging them to unite behind emergency pr...
  • UNHCR praises Austrian, German leadership and civil society response

    news UNHCR, 05 Sep 2015 (8 years ago )
    UNHCR welcomes the decision of Austria and Germany to receive thousands of refugees and migrants who crossed the border last night from Hungary. This is political leadership based on humanitarian values. UNHCR also praises the civil society groups and individuals of Austria and Germany who are mo...
  • Statement by UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres on refugee crisis in Europe

    news UNHCR, 04 Sep 2015 (8 years ago )
    The European Union is preparing key emergency meetings to take decisions in its response to the present refugee and migration crisis. The situation requires a massive common effort that is not possible with the current fragmented approach. Europe is facing its biggest refugee influx in decades. ...
  • 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...