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  • Robust, coherent Europe response to Refugee crisis still urgently needed

    news UNHCR, 15 Sep 2015 (7 years ago )
    GENEVA, Sept 15 (UNHCR) – Reiterating its call for a robust and coherent European response to the current refugee crisis, the UN refugee agency today expressed deep disappointment that European Union member states failed to reach agreement over a wider relocation plan of up to 120,000 people. "Ye...
  • UNHCR urges full and swift implementation of European Commission proposals on refugee crisis

    news UNHCR, 11 Sep 2015 (7 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...
  • Worsening conditions inside Syria and the region fuel despair, driving thousands towards Europe

    news UNHCR, 08 Sep 2015 (7 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 8 September 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Deteriorating conditions inside Syria and neighbouring countries are driving thousands of Syrians to ...
  • Over 1,000 people wait for buses at Bapska border crossing between Croatia and Serbia

    news UNHCR, 23 Sep 2015 (7 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. ...
  • Thousands of refugees fleeing war cross into Croatia triggering sad memories of own recent past

    news UNHCR, 22 Sep 2015 (7 years ago )
    OPATOVAC, Croatia, Sept 22 (UNHCR) – In their thousands they streamed across a disused, now re-opened Croatian border post at Bapcek: Afghans, Syrians, Iraqis fleeing war in the Middle East into a country where the memories of its own conflict in the early-90s are still raw and vivid. For hours, ...
  • Seven people die off Lesvos as tensions flare at crowded reception facility

    news UNHCR, 16 Oct 2015 (6 years ago )
    GENEVA, Oct 16 (UNHCR) – Authorities in Greece have reported up to seven people were killed – four of them children – in a collision between a smuggling boat and a Greek Coast Guard vessel off the coast of Lesvos, the UN refugee agency said today. It added that UNHCR staff had also had to be evac...
  • Germany: Confronting challenges at end of the road

    news UNHCR, 20 Oct 2015 (6 years ago )
    BERLIN, Germany (UNHCR) – Selwa sighed heavily sitting on a mattress with Renham, her energetic seven-year old daughter. The farmer abandoned her treasured land, livestock, fruit trees and two elder children, to make the dangerous journey from the Ghouta suburbs outside the Syrian capital Damascus, ...
  • Joint press conference opening remarks by António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees

    news European Commission, 05 Oct 2015 (6 years ago )
    Joint press conference opening remarks by António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees
  • UNHCR launches appeal to aid refugees as winter hits Europe

    news UNHCR, 05 Nov 2015 (6 years ago )
    GENEVA, Nov 5 (UNHCR) – With thousands of refugees and migrants continuing to arrive in Europe via the Mediterranean each day as winter approaches, the UN refugee agency is appealing to donors for US$96.15 million in additional support for Greece and affected countries in the Balkans. UNHCR's new...
  • Programme seeks 20,000 places for asylum seekers in Greece

    news UNHCR, 14 Dec 2015 (6 years ago )
    ATHENS, Greece, Dec 14 (UNHCR) – The UN Refugee Agency and the European Commission have launched a programme to provide 20,000 additional reception places for asylum seekers in Greece through subsidies for private sector housing. The Commission is providing 80 million euros from the 2016 EU budge...