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  • Children’s storybook released to help children and young people cope with COVID-19

    news Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Press Release, 09 Apr 2020 (2 years ago )
    A new storybook that aims to help children understand and come to terms with COVID-19 has been produced by a collaboration of more than 50 organizations working in the humanitarian sector, including the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations High Commission...
  • UNHCR statement on the situation at the Turkey-EU border

    news UNHCR, 02 Mar 2020 (2 years ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is appealing for calm and an easing of tensions on Turkey’s borders with the European Union in light of the present increased movements of people there – including refugees and asylum-seekers. UNHCR is monitoring developments in Turkey and in Greece and is offering ...
  • News comment on search and rescue in the Central Mediterranean by Gillian Triggs, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection at UNHCR, the U...

    news UNHCR, 01 May 2020 (2 years ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for greater coordination, solidarity and responsibility-sharing, in view of the increased movements of refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. Despite the extremely difficult circumstances faced by many countries at present due to COVID-19, the prote...
  • Thousands of asylum-seekers moved off Greek islands

    news UNHCR, 27 Dec 2018 (3 years ago )
    As winter bites, UNHCR helps the Greek government move vulnerable asylum-seekers from reception centres on the Aegean Islands to shelter on the mainland. LESVOS, Greece – Under a light drizzle, families from various war-torn countries stack duffel bags and battered cases holding all their possess...
  • Ending Statelessness in South Eastern Europe

    news UNHCR, 25 May 2018 (4 years ago )
    As part of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) global #IBELONG Campaign to end statelessness in the world by 2024, the UNHCR Regional Representation for South Eastern Europe has produced a brochure about the situation of persons at risk of becoming stateless in this region. ...
  • UNHCR appeals to Israel over forced relocations policy

    news UNHCR, 09 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 is again appealing to Israel to halt its policy of relocating Eritreans and Sudanese to sub-Saharan Africa. This...
  • UNHCR helping 10,000 refugees & migrants, thousands of internally displaced in Libya’s Sabratha

    news UNHCR, 13 Oct 2017 (4 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. Since last Friday, UNHCR teams in Libya have been responding to the urgent humanitarian needs in and around Sabratha, a ...
  • News Comment by Vincent Cochetel, UNHCR’s Special Envoy for the Central Mediterranean Situation, on the first evacuation of refugees from Li...

    news UNHCR, 11 Nov 2017 (4 years ago )
    “I’m pleased to announce that a first group of 25 extremely vulnerable refugees were evacuated today, Saturday 11 November, from Libya to Niger by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Among these 25 refugees, there were 15 women, six men and four children of Eritrean, Ethiopian and Sudanese nationalities....
  • UNHCR appeals to Greece over situation at Evros

    news UNHCR, 27 Apr 2018 (4 years ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling on the Greek Government to urgently improve conditions and expand reception capacity, following a recent rise in arrivals at Evros via the land border with Turkey. Hundreds of people are at present being held in police detention facilities. Some 2,900 peop...
  • IOM, UNHCR appeal for region-wide action by EU countries over Mediterranean tragedies

    news UNHCR, 27 Jun 2018 (3 years ago )
    Concerned with the ongoing human tragedy in which almost 1,000 refugees and migrants have perished while being smuggled across the Mediterranean this year, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the UN Migration Agency, are today appealing to European Union countries for concerted, region-wide actio...