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  • UNHCR warns of new humanitarian problems building at crossings from Greece into the Balkans

    news UNHCR, 24 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 24 November 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. On Friday last week, UNHCR, together with our partners IOM and Unicef, expressed our shared concern at...
  • X Factor dà il benvenuto ai rifugiati

    news SKY, UNHCR, 26 Nov 2015 (7 years ago )
    Si chiamano Ayse, Aya, Alaa, Oyetunde, Baryali e Rahell, sono due ragazze e quattro ragazzi rifugiati in Italia in fuga da guerre, dittature, violazioni dei diritti umani, limitazioni della libertà di ogni tipo, persino quella di fare musica. Sono stati ospiti della sesta puntata di X Factor, in ond...
  • Ramping Up Refugee Reception - Lesvos

    news UNHCR, 30 Nov 2015 (6 years ago )
    UNHCR staff are working with Government authorities, NGOs and volunteers on the beaches of the Greek island of Lesvos, to receive cold, wet and fearful asylum seekers making landfall around the clock. They wrap them in thermal blankets and take them to warm, safe emergency accommodation at transit s...
  • UNHCR concerned by violence at Greek border, calls for improved security

    news UNHCR, 03 Dec 2015 (6 years ago )
    UNHCR is deeply concerned about the tension and violence at the border between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and calls on the authorities of both countries to manage the border in a manner consistent with human rights and refugee-protection principles. As a result of restri...
  • UNHCR says most of Syrians arriving in Greece are students

    news UNHCR, 08 Dec 2015 (6 years ago )
    GENEVA, Dec 8, (UNHCR) – The Mediterranean crossing is treacherous, the risk of drowning is constant. But still they come, day after day, in a fleet of dinghies spilling them onto the shores of Greek Islands near Turkey, almost 800,000 so far in 2015 alone. Most are fleeing the conflict in Syria....
  • UNHCR questionnaire finds most Syrians arriving in Europe coming directly from Syria

    news UNHCR, 08 Dec 2015 (6 years ago )
    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 8 December 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR is releasing today the results of a preliminary questionnaire of over 1,200 Syrian refugees who ...
  • Programme seeks 20,000 places for asylum seekers in Greece

    news UNHCR, 14 Dec 2015 (6 years ago )
    ATHENS, Greece, Dec 14 (UNHCR) – The UN Refugee Agency and the European Commission have launched a programme to provide 20,000 additional reception places for asylum seekers in Greece through subsidies for private sector housing. The Commission is providing 80 million euros from the 2016 EU budge...
  • Hungary urged to refrain from policies and practices that promote intolerance and hatred

    news UNHCR, Council of Europe and OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, 21 Dec 2015 (6 years ago )
    UNHCR – the UN Refugee Agency, the Council of Europe and ODHIR – the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights have urged Hungary to refrain from policies and practices that promote intolerance, fear and fuel xenophobia against refugees and migrants. The Organizations have joined voices...
  • Un milione di rifugiati e migranti fuggiti in Europa nel 2015

    news UNHCR, 22 Dec 2015 (6 years ago )
    Secondo le stime dell’Agenzia delle Nazioni Unite per i rifugiati (UNHCR) e dell'Organizzazione Internazionale per le Migrazioni (OIM) persecuzioni, conflitti e povertà hanno costretto la cifra record di un milione di persone a fuggire in Europa nel 2015. In base ai dati dell’UNHCR, al 21 dicembr...
  • High Commissioner welcomes Turkish work permits for Syrian refugees

    news UNHCR, 18 Jan 2016 (6 years ago )
    ISTANBUL, Jan 17, 2016 – In a major shift of policy, the Turkish Government has published new regulations which will allow many of the 2.5 million Syrian refugees in the country to apply for work permits. Registered Syrian refugees who have been in Turkey for at least six months will be allowed t...