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  • Bodies found dead in a truck near border, while asylum seekers flow into Hungary

    news UNHCR, 28 Aug 2015 (7 years ago )
    GENEVA, Aug 28 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency said it was "deeply shocked and saddened" at the grim discovery yesterday of the bodies of 71 people inside a truck abandoned near the Austrian border with Hungary. "This tragedy underscores the ruthlessness of people smugglers who have expanded thei...
  • Central Mediterranean situation: UNHCR calls for an additional 40,000 resettlement places

    news UNHCR, 11 Sep 2017 (5 years ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, called today for an additional 40,000 resettlement places to be made available for refugees located in 15 priority countries* along the Central Mediterranean route. “These 40,000 resettlement places, which will complement already existing commitments, will be crucial t...
  • Children’s storybook released to help children and young people cope with COVID-19

    news Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Press Release, 09 Apr 2020 (2 years ago )
    A new storybook that aims to help children understand and come to terms with COVID-19 has been produced by a collaboration of more than 50 organizations working in the humanitarian sector, including the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations High Commission...
  • Coastguard rescues some 1,000 refugees and migrants off Italy

    news UNHCR, 13 May 2016 (6 years ago )
    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 13 May 2016, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Approximately 1,000 people of various nationalities, including refugee families and unaccompanied childre...
  • Coronavirus: UNHCR offers practical recommendations in support of European countries to ensure access to asylum and safe reception

    news UNHCR, 27 Apr 2020 (2 years ago )
    With the world mobilizing to combat the spread of COVID-19, many countries in Europe and beyond have adopted exceptional measures to manage their borders, limiting air travel and cross-border mobility. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has called today on European countries to safeguard the many good pr...
  • Desperate Journeys

    news Refugees and migrants entering and crossing Europe via the Mediterranean and Western Balkans routes, 27 Feb 2017 (5 years ago )
    In a new report, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, details the impact of the increased border restrictions introduced in 2016 on refugee and migrant movements towards and inside Europe. It shows that people continued to move but undertook more diversified and dangerous journeys, often relying on smuggle...
  • Displaced and stateless women and girls at heightened risk of gender-based violence in the Coronavirus pandemic

    news UNHCR, 20 Apr 2020 (2 years ago )
    Around the world COVID-19 is taking lives and changing communities but the virus is also inducing massive protection risks for women and girls forced to flee their homes, the Assistant High Commissioner for Protection at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, Gillian Triggs, warned today. “We need to pay ur...
  • 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 ...
  • Ending Statelessness in South Eastern Europe

    news UNHCR, 25 May 2018 (4 years ago )
    As part of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) global #IBELONG Campaign to end statelessness in the world by 2024, the UNHCR Regional Representation for South Eastern Europe has produced a brochure about the situation of persons at risk of becoming stateless in this region. ...
  • Europe's growing refugee and migration crisis on show in Hungary

    news UNHCR, 04 Sep 2015 (7 years ago )
    BUDAPEST, Sept 4 (UNHCR) – An angry confrontation between police and refugees on a blocked train just outside Budapest; a makeshift camp of stranded Syrians, Afghans and others at the capital's main railway station; more than 2,000 refugees crossing into the country from Serbia each day – the contou...