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  • UNHCR: France decision to close Calais ‘jungle’ camp welcome; Proper care in next steps crucial

    news UNHCR, 14 Oct 2016 (7 years ago )
    Earlier this month France’s President Francois Hollande announced that the informal camp for refugees and migrants in Calais, the so-called “Jungle,” will be closed in the coming days, with the camp population to be moved to centres where better help can be provided. This is welcome. The Calais ...
  • Shelter struggle in Greece as winter arrives, EU urged to speed relocations

    news UNHCR, 09 Dec 2016 (7 years ago )
    With the onset of winter, improving living conditions for asylum-seekers and migrants continues to be the number one priority for humanitarian actors in Greece. It is also still a major challenge. People living in tents out in the open have been moved to alternative accommodation and UNHCR’s accommo...
  • Desperate Journeys

    news Refugees and migrants entering and crossing Europe via the Mediterranean and Western Balkans routes, 27 Feb 2017 (7 years ago )
    In a new report, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, details the impact of the increased border restrictions introduced in 2016 on refugee and migrant movements towards and inside Europe. It shows that people continued to move but undertook more diversified and dangerous journeys, often relying on smuggle...
  • Stronger cooperation crucial to ensure sustainable refugee response in Greece – UNHCR

    news UNHCR, 27 Mar 2017 (6 years ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said today that joint efforts and strengthened cooperation are crucial to improving the situation for asylum-seekers and refugees in Greece and issued eight recommendations* to help ensure a sustainable refugee response in the country. “UNHCR is fully engaged in findin...
  • UNICEF and UNHCR welcome EU policy to protect migrant and refugee children

    news UNHCR, 12 Apr 2017 (6 years ago )
    BRUSSELS, Belgium - UNICEF and UNHCR today welcome a new policy guidance from the European Commission as an important milestone for the protection of migrant and refugee children. “It is the first EU policy to address the situation and rights of all children in migration – refugee and migrant child...
  • Lending a Hand in Hungary - Locals in the Hungarian capital are coming together to help exhausted asylum-seekers with food, clothes and kind...

    news UNHCR, 14 Jul 2015 (8 years ago )
    It is dusk by the time volunteers arrive at a busy square in central Budapest. With them, they carry hot food and fresh water – nothing short of a lifeline for the tired and hungry refugee families who are there to meet them. Little children are at first shy to accept the plates and spoons. However,...
  • UNHCR urges full and swift implementation of European Commission proposals on refugee crisis

    news UNHCR, 11 Sep 2015 (8 years ago )
    The UN refugee agency today welcomed the European Commission's proposals unveiled on Wednesday to address the current refugee crisis in Europe. "Given the urgency of the situation, these proposals need to be implemented fully and swiftly," UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler told a press briefing in...
  • Europe's growing refugee and migration crisis on show in Hungary

    news UNHCR, 04 Sep 2015 (8 years ago )
    BUDAPEST, Sept 4 (UNHCR) – An angry confrontation between police and refugees on a blocked train just outside Budapest; a makeshift camp of stranded Syrians, Afghans and others at the capital's main railway station; more than 2,000 refugees crossing into the country from Serbia each day – the contou...
  • Over 1,000 people wait for buses at Bapska border crossing between Croatia and Serbia

    news UNHCR, 23 Sep 2015 (8 years ago )
    BAPSKA, Croatia-Serbia border, Sept 23 (UNHCR) – More than a thousand refugees and migrants waited under the searing sun all Wednesday at the newly blocked Serbia-Croatia border crossing near Bapska -- hot, distressed and increasingly worried that their trek to safety had been halted in its tracks. ...
  • Refugee emergency in Europe: UNHCR appeals for USD 128 million

    news UNHCR, 01 Oct 2015 (8 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...