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  • Hungary: UNHCR dismayed over further border restrictions and draft law targeting NGOs working with asylum-seekers and refugees

    news UNHCR, 16 Feb 2018 (4 years ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, expressed today its dismay over recent additional restrictions at border crossing points, which have further reduced access to territory, for asylum-seekers and refugees. It also called the Government of Hungary to withdraw a proposed bill that would deprive people flee...
  • Irish woman sets up community programme to help refugees

    news UNHCR, 06 Mar 2019 (3 years ago )
    An Irish woman pilots the country’s first sponsorship programme to help welcome refugees into the community in her small town. It was more than just the drip drip of news that spurred Nola Leonard to take action to help refugees in her home country of Ireland. Through her faith, she was inspired ...
  • Situation on Greek islands still grim despite speeded transfers

    news UNHCR, 22 Dec 2017 (4 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. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, remains very concerned at the situation of refugees and migrants on the Greek Aegean islan...
  • UNHCR Desperate Journeys report provides snapshot of changing refugee movements to Europe

    news UNHCR, 12 Apr 2018 (4 years ago )
    Despite a drop in the number of refugees and migrants reaching Europe last year, the dangers many face along the way have in some cases increased, according to a new report by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, setting out changing patterns of movement. The Desperate Journeys report found that sea arr...
  • Solidarity and integration on display at ‘No Stranger Place’ exhibition in Paris

    news UNHCR, 11 Jun 2018 (4 years ago )
    PARIS, France – After fleeing persecution for being gay in his native Mali, Louis found the moral support and understanding he long sought with Armand and Christophe, a couple who kindly agreed to host him in their Parisian flat. Armand and Christophe are among many ordinary citizens across Europ...
  • UNHCR calls on Austria EU Presidency to lead and unite EU countries towards a fair and functioning asylum system

    news UNHCR, 02 Jul 2018 (4 years ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today released its recommendations to the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU). UNHCR is urging the Austrian Presidency to lead and unite EU Member States to deliver coherent and common European asylum policies that ensure access to territory an...
  • UNHCR relieved at disembarkation of rescued persons from Diciotti

    news UNHCR, 26 Aug 2018 (4 years ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is relieved that the remaining rescued persons on board the Italian coast guard vessel ‘Diciotti’ have now disembarked. UNHCR commends those countries and organisations that have shown solidarity and given tangible assistance by offering to take in those who remained ...
  • Mediterranean crossings deadlier than ever, new UNHCR report shows

    news Desperate Journeys report, 03 Sep 2018 (4 years ago )
    A new report by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency shows that crossing the Mediterranean Sea has become even more deadly. UNHCR’s new Desperate Journeys report shows that more than 1,600 people have died or gone missing while attempting to reach Europe so far this year.
  • Ukraine Supreme Court makes landmark ruling on pension rights for internally displaced

    news UNHCR, 11 Sep 2018 (4 years ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency takes note of the decision of 4 September by the Supreme Court of Ukraine, ensuring hundreds of thousands of elderly, internally displaced people and residents of the non-government controlled areas (NGCA) in eastern Ukraine will have easily-available access to their pen...
  • Spain and Haiti join international agreements to counter statelessness

    news UNHCR, 29 Sep 2018 (4 years ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency applauds Spain’s and Haiti’s landmark decisions to join international agreements to counter statelessness, a situation faced by millions of people deprived of basic rights because they are not considered as nationals by any State. “We applaud Spain and Haiti for takin...