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  • UNHCR launches appeal to aid refugees as winter hits Europe

    news UNHCR, 05 Nov 2015 (7 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...
  • Update on Lesvos and the Greek islands

    news UNHCR, 06 Nov 2015 (7 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 6 November 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR staff on the Greek islands have worked throughout the week to provide help to refugees, migrant...
  • UNHCR aids refugees on the Greek Islands

    news UNHCR, 06 Nov 2015 (7 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 childhood regained on Kos

    news UNHCR, 11 Nov 2015 (7 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...
  • Some 3,300 people a day still arriving on Lesvos

    news UNHCR, 13 Nov 2015 (7 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...
  • UNHCR chief says it is "absolute nonsense" to blame refugees for terror

    news UNHCR, 17 Nov 2015 (7 years ago )
    PRESEVO, Serbia, Nov 17 (UNHCR) – UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres said today it was "absolute nonsense" to try to blame refugees for terror attacks, stressing that they were its "first victims" and could not be held responsible for what happened in Paris, Beirut and elsewhere. ...
  • Asylum-seekers await application results at historic Berlin airport

    news UNHCR, 17 Nov 2015 (7 years ago )
    BERLIN, Germany, Nov 17 (UNHCR) – Their journeys now over, thousands of asylum-seekers are awaiting the results of their applications in a cavernous, historic airport in the German capital, Berlin. With freezing temperatures approaching fast, German authorities are scrambling to ensure no one is lef...
  • New Balkan border restrictions untenable

    news UNHCR, 20 Nov 2015 (7 years ago )
    GENEVA, Nov 20 (UNHCR) – A range of new restrictions against the movement of refugees and migrants from Greece through the Western Balkans and further northwards is increasingly untenable, the UN refugee agency, the International Organisation for Migration and the UN children's fund said on Friday. ...
  • Joint UNHCR, IOM, and UNICEF statement on new border restrictions in the Balkans

    news UNHCR, 20 Nov 2015 (7 years ago )
    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 20 November 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. In the last couple of days, we have witnessed Governments instituting a range of restrictions against ...
  • Young Afghan uses language skills to help medics on Lesvos

    news UNHCR, 20 Nov 2015 (7 years ago )
    LESVOS, Greece, Nov 20 (UNHCR) – Amena Yusufi, a 21-year-old woman from Afghanistan, stepped out of a medical tent on Lesvos' busy Moria reception and registration centre and called for the next patient. A mother and her baby stepped forward. Amena listened patiently as the mother explained the b...