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  • Time running out to resolve refugee emergency in Europe

    news UNHCR, 18 Sep 2015 (6 years ago )
    GENEVA, Sept 18 (UNHCR) – Following yesterday's mayhem on the Serbian border with Croatia, which has closed some entry points, the UN refugee agency today issued a stark warning that time was running out for Europe to resolve the current refugee crisis. UNHCR blamed the continuing absence of a co...
  • Statement by Vincent Cochetel, UNHCR's Regional Refugee Coordinator for the Refugee Crisis in Europe

    news UNHCR, 08 Sep 2015 (6 years ago )
    We have met the authorities here in Budapest and have offered UNHCR's assistance to deal with the increasing number of refugees and migrants arriving in Hungary. We have repeated our call for simplifying and streamlining registration, reception at the collection points, registration centres and r...
  • UNHCR praises Austrian, German leadership and civil society response

    news UNHCR, 05 Sep 2015 (6 years ago )
    UNHCR welcomes the decision of Austria and Germany to receive thousands of refugees and migrants who crossed the border last night from Hungary. This is political leadership based on humanitarian values. UNHCR also praises the civil society groups and individuals of Austria and Germany who are mo...
  • UNHCR chief issues key guidelines for dealing with Europe's refugee crisis

    news UNHCR, 04 Sep 2015 (6 years ago )
    GENEVA, Sept 4, (UNHCR) – The head of the UN refugee agency António Guterres, emphasizing the European Union faced a "defining moment", has laid out a set of key guidelines which he says should underpin all efforts to resolve the current refugee and migration crisis facing Europe. Guterres said t...
  • Bodies found dead in a truck near border, while asylum seekers flow into Hungary

    news UNHCR, 28 Aug 2015 (6 years ago )
    GENEVA, Aug 28 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency said it was "deeply shocked and saddened" at the grim discovery yesterday of the bodies of 71 people inside a truck abandoned near the Austrian border with Hungary. "This tragedy underscores the ruthlessness of people smugglers who have expanded thei...
  • UNHCR voices concern about developments at border of FYR Macedonia and Greece

    news UNHCR, 21 Aug 2015 (6 years ago )
    GENEVA – The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is concerned about the increasingly precarious situation at the border between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYR Macedonia), where force was used earlier today to prevent people from crossing. UNHCR is particularly worried about the ...
  • Refugee emergency in Europe: UNHCR appeals for USD 128 million

    news UNHCR, 01 Oct 2015 (6 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...
  • UNHCR head Guterres urges massive EU response to help Greece attend to refugees

    news UNHCR, 09 Oct 2015 (6 years ago )
    GENEVA, Oct 9 (UNHCR) – UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres today appealed to the European Union to provide "massive support" to Greece to meet the needs of up to 6,000 refugees arriving each day as winter looms across Europe. He stressed that Greek authorities alone were not able ...
  • UNHCR head thanks Greece, frontline islands, for improved response to continuing arrivals

    news UNHCR, 11 Oct 2015 (6 years ago )
    LESBOS, Greece (UNHCR) – In a weekend mission to the main EU entry point for nearly 450,000 refugees and migrants so far this year, UNHCR chief António Guterres witnessed the improved humanitarian response mounted by Greek local authorities and civil society while lamenting the continued lack of a l...
  • Winter of 2015-16: Tens of thousands of refugees and migrants in Europe and millions displaced in the Syria region face a winter in the cold

    news UNHCR, 23 Oct 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 23 October 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Europe The first winter weather, including freezing temperatures, rain and storms, has arrived in m...