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  • UNHCR: 6 steps towards solving the refugee situation in Europe

    news UNHCR, 04 Mar 2016 (6 years ago )
    Ahead of a meeting of heads of state of government of the European Union (EU) with Turkey on 7 March in Brussels, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is today issuing recommendations aimed at helping States solve the refugee situation in Europe. The situation is quickly deteriorating with around 30,000 p...
  • Update on two shipwrecks in the Central Mediterranean

    news UNHCR, 09 May 2017 (5 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. In the last 24 hours we have received alarming information on two new shipwrecks in the Central Mediterranean. The first ...
  • Twenty feared dead in latest Mediterranean tragedy

    news UNHCR, 16 May 2017 (5 years ago )
    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Reports emerging from the sea rescue effort between Italy and Libya suggest around 20 men, women and children are missin...
  • UN refugee chief Grandi in Libya: UNHCR ramping up its humanitarian response

    news UNHCR, 21 May 2017 (5 years ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced today that it is stepping up its presence and programmes in Libya in response to the worsening humanitarian crisis resulting from conflict, insecurity, political instability and a collapsing economy in the North African country. Amid the increasing complexity...
  • UNHCR urges suspension of transfers of asylum-seekers to Hungary under Dublin

    news UNHCR, 10 Apr 2017 (5 years ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today called for a temporary suspension of all transfers of asylum-seekers to Hungary from other European States under the Dublin Regulation. The Dublin regulation is an EU instrument that determines which European State is responsible for examining an asylum seeker’s a...
  • UNHCR calls for stronger EU action on refugees

    news UNHCR, 05 Dec 2016 (5 years ago )
    In a paper presented to the European Union (EU) today, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, called for a far-reaching reform of Europe’s global engagement with refugees, including the European asylum system. UNHCR called on Europe to offer more strategic and targeted support to countries of origin, asylum ...
  • Greek Volunteers share UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

    news UNHCR, 06 Sep 2016 (6 years ago )
    The Hellenic Rescue Team and Efi Latsoudi of “PIKPA village” on Lesvos joint winners of humanitarian honour A 2,000 strong volunteer sea rescue team, credited with saving thousands of lives during the 2015 refugee crisis, and a passionate human rights activist who provided a safe haven for thousa...
  • Joint UNHCR and IOM statement on addressing migration and refugee movements along the Central Mediterranean route

    news UNHCR - IOM, 02 Feb 2017 (5 years ago )
    Ahead of the informal meeting of the European Council in Valletta tomorrow, we call on European leaders to take decisive action to address the tragic loss of life on the Central Mediterranean route and the deplorable conditions for migrants and refugees in Libya. To better protect refugees and migr...
  • Libya: Refugees and migrants held captive by smugglers in deplorable conditions

    news UNHCR, 17 Oct 2017 (5 years ago )
    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. For over a week, UNHCR teams have been working around the clock to meet the urgent needs of over 14,500 migrants and ref...
  • UNHCR appeals for more resettlement after 160 reported Mediterranean deaths

    news UNHCR, 12 Jan 2018 (4 years ago )
    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is renewing its appeal to countries for help in saving human lives by offering more reset...