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  • Over 1,000 people wait for buses at Bapska border crossing between Croatia and Serbia

    news UNHCR, 23 Sep 2015 (8 years ago )
    BAPSKA, Croatia-Serbia border, Sept 23 (UNHCR) – More than a thousand refugees and migrants waited under the searing sun all Wednesday at the newly blocked Serbia-Croatia border crossing near Bapska -- hot, distressed and increasingly worried that their trek to safety had been halted in its tracks. ...
  • Refugee emergency in Europe: UNHCR appeals for USD 128 million

    news UNHCR, 01 Oct 2015 (8 years ago )
    This year, over half a million people, the majority of them refugees, have crossed the Mediterranean Sea in search of safety in Europe. European countries have been struggling to deal with this influx of refugees and migrants. To respond to this emergency, UNHCR established a Special Mediterranean I...
  • First group of asylum seekers relocated from Italy to Sweden

    news UNHCR, 09 Oct 2015 (8 years ago )
    ROME, Italy, Oct 9 (UNHCR) – A first group of 19 asylum seekers was relocated from Italy to Sweden today under an EU relocation scheme. The asylum seekers who arrived in Sicily by boat over the last few weeks were registered in Lampedusa and accepted to take part in the relocation scheme that wil...
  • Leaders' Meeting Western Balkans Route - Joint press conference: Opening remarks by António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees

    news European Commission, 25 Oct 2015 (8 years ago )
    Joint press conference: Opening remarks by António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees:
  • First asylum-seekers relocate from Greece to Luxembourg

    news UNHCR, 04 Nov 2015 (8 years ago )
    ATHENS, Greece, Nov 4 (UNHCR) – It was the crack of dawn when 30 asylum-seekers from Syria and Iraq gathered around the departure gate at Athens International Airport on Wednesday, bound for a new life in a new land. The atmosphere was full of expectation. Some could barely contain their exciteme...
  • UNHCR launches appeal to aid refugees as winter hits Europe

    news UNHCR, 05 Nov 2015 (8 years ago )
    GENEVA, Nov 5 (UNHCR) – With thousands of refugees and migrants continuing to arrive in Europe via the Mediterranean each day as winter approaches, the UN refugee agency is appealing to donors for US$96.15 million in additional support for Greece and affected countries in the Balkans. UNHCR's new...
  • UNHCR aids refugees on the Greek Islands

    news UNHCR, 06 Nov 2015 (8 years ago )
    GENEVA, Nov 6 (UNHCR) – UN refugee agency staff have worked throughout the week to provide emergency shelter and support to thousands of refugees, migrants and the local host communities on the Greek Islands. An estimated 20,000 refugees and migrants are currently on the Islands of Chios, Kalymno...
  • A healthy Syrian boy was born on 4 Nov in Slavonski Brod hospital on the same day when his family arrived in the Winter Transit Center.

    news Radio Osijek, 04 Nov 2015 (8 years ago )
  • A childhood regained on Kos

    news UNHCR, 11 Nov 2015 (8 years ago )
    KOS, Greece, Nov 11, (UNHCR) – Although he is only 14 years old, Samir's face shows a maturity and a seriousness well beyond his age. He has experienced far too much for a child. "I have seen many scary things," the Afghan orphan told the UN refugee agency recently in a transit facility for unacc...
  • Miracle Ali’s Nightmare at Sea

    news UNHCR, 14 Aug 2015 (8 years ago )
    Just 40 days old, a boy with Down’s Syndrome may never remember his journey to Europe. His parents will never forget it.