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  • Update on Lesvos and the Greek islands

    news UNHCR, 06 Nov 2015 (6 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...
  • A healthy Syrian boy was born on 4 Nov in Slavonski Brod hospital on the same day when his family arrived in the Winter Transit Center.

    news Radio Osijek, 04 Nov 2015 (6 years ago )
  • A childhood regained on Kos

    news UNHCR, 11 Nov 2015 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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. ...
  • New Balkan border restrictions untenable

    news UNHCR, 20 Nov 2015 (6 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. ...
  • Miracle Ali’s Nightmare at Sea

    news UNHCR, 14 Aug 2015 (6 years ago )
    Just 40 days old, a boy with Down’s Syndrome may never remember his journey to Europe. His parents will never forget it.
  • 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 deplores loss of life in the Aegean Sea, amidst worsening weather conditions

    news UNHCR, 22 Jan 2016 (6 years ago )
    UNHCR deeply deplores the loss of life for the umpteenth time in two tragedies in the early hours of today when at least 42 people from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, including 18 women, 17 children and 7 men have been reported dead off Farmakonissi and Kalolimnos islets near Leros and Kalymnos island...
  • UNHCR Statement on the Situation in Turkey

    news UNHCR, 09 Feb 2016 (6 years ago )
    Geneva/ Ankara, 9 February 2015 – UNHCR expresses its gratitude for the generosity shown by the Turkish authorities and people towards the Syrian refugees they have been hosting for the last five years. UNHCR appreciates that Turkey is continuing to give access to humanitarian and medical cases desp...