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  • Coastguard rescues some 1,000 refugees and migrants off Italy

    news UNHCR, 13 May 2016 (8 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 13 May 2016, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Approximately 1,000 people of various nationalities, including refugee families and unaccompanied childre...
  • Joint press release: The registration of asylum seekers residing in open reception facilities in the mainland will begin in the next few wee...

    news UNHCR / Greek Asylum Service / EASO, 14 May 2016 (8 years ago )
    Athens, 14/05/2016 The Asylum Service will conduct a pre-registration exercise for international protection in the mainland from end of May to end of July with the financial support of the European Commission (DG Home). The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the European As...
  • UN Refugee Agency training to strengthen coordination in Greece response

    news UNHCR, 16 May 2016 (8 years ago )
    The UN Refugee Agency kicked off a series of training workshops this week in Greece to provide additional tools on how to strengthen coordination among many partners. This will help ensure their collective efforts in support of national and local authorities deliver improved living conditions for th...
  • GREECE: UNHCR concerned at conditions in new refugee sites and urges that alternatives be found

    news UNHCR, 27 May 2016 (8 years ago )
    UNHCR is seriously concerned about sub-standard conditions at several sites in northern Greece where refugees and migrants were evacuated this week from the makeshift site at Idomeni, and urges the Greek authorities, with the financial support provided by the European Union, to find better alternati...
  • UNHCR alarmed at refugee death on Hungary-Serbia border

    news UNHCR, 06 Jun 2016 (8 years ago )
    Budapest, June 4, 2016 (UNHCR) – The UN Refugee Agency is alarmed at reports of the death of a Syrian refugee at the Hungary–Serbia border this week. UNHCR is seeking further details after being alerted about the death by the Hungarian Border Police. The man apparently drowned in the Tisza River aft...
  • Joint Press Release: The pre-registration of asylum seekers in the Greek mainland is starting today

    news UNHCR / Greek Asylum Service / EASO, 08 Jun 2016 (8 years ago )
    Athens, 08/06/2016 The Asylum Service is launching today a large scale operation to pre-register applications for international protection, offering the possibility to third country nationals in mainland Greece to ask for asylum in the country, for family reunification or relocation to another EU m...
  • Over 15,500 asylum seekers pre-registered on mainland Greece

    news UNHCR, 01 Jul 2016 (7 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 1 July 2016, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. By: William Spindler | 1 July 2016 | A large-scale exercise to pre-register asylum seekers on mainl...
  • End of large scale pre-registration on mainland Greece

    news UNHCR / Greek Asylum Service / EASO, 01 Aug 2016 (7 years ago )
    Athens, 1 August 2016 The Asylum Service announces that the operation to pre-register applications for international protection on mainland Greece, through the dedicated registration centres that were temporarily set up, has now come to an end. Those who have not been able to pre-register yet ...
  • Mediterranean death toll soars in first 5 months of 2016

    news UNHCR, 31 May 2016 (8 years ago )
    At least 880 people are believed to have drowned last week in a spate of shipwrecks and boat capsizings on the Mediterranean, the UN Refugee Agency said today. “For so many deaths to have occurred just in a matter of days and months is shocking and shows just how truly perilous these journeys are,”...
  • Slovenian centre provides warm welcome after escape ordeal

    news UNHCR, 14 Jun 2016 (8 years ago )
    I have to pinch myself because I think I’m dreaming,” says pharmacist Mazen Al-Khatib Al-Masri, whose family is finally safe in Slovenia after fleeing the dangers of Damascus. He still remembers landing on an uninhabited Greek island and living “like Robinson Crusoe”. “There were just the dolphins ...