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  • UNHCR alarmed at the plight of refugees and migrants at Bulgaria borders

    news UNHCR, 28 Jan 2016 (6 years ago )
    Sofia, 28 January 2016 The UN Refugee Agency is extremely alarmed at reports of two dead bodies being found on the Bulgarian border with Serbia, last week. UNHCR is seeking further details after being alerted about the deaths by the Bulgarian Border Police. The two men, apparently, have died of c...
  • UNHCR concerned about the conditions of refugees and migrants in Calais and Dunkerque, in particular children

    news UNHCR, 05 Feb 2016 (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 5 February 2016, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Some 4,000 refugees and migrants are currently reported to be living in the Calais "jungle" and almos...
  • UNHCR urges Central European leaders to show solidarity with refugees ahead of the V4 Summit

    news UNHCR, 11 Feb 2016 (6 years ago )
    UNHCR Press Release Budapest, 11 February 2016 UNHCR urges Central European leaders to show solidarity with refugees ahead of the V4 Summit The UN Refugee Agency is urging leaders in Central Europe to show greater solidarity with desperate refugees who seek sanctuary in the continent as war...
  • UNHCR concerned by build up along borders and additional hardships for refugees and asylum seekers

    news UNHCR, 23 Feb 2016 (6 years ago )
    UNHCR is concerned by recent restrictive practices adopted in a number of European countries that are placing additional undue hardships on refugees and asylum-seekers across Europe, creating chaos at several border points, and putting particular pressure on Greece as it struggles to deal with large...
  • Grandi warns of critical refugee bottleneck in Greece

    news UNHCR, 25 Feb 2016 (6 years ago )
    ATHENS, Greece, Feb 25, 2016 – Border closures in the Balkans may create an enormous and potentially critical refugee bottleneck in Greece, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has warned. Grandi spent most of Wednesday (February 24) in Athens. meeting the Greek prime minister Alexis ...
  • UNHCR outlines proposals to manage refugee and migration crisis in Europe ahead of EU Summit

    news UNHCR, 22 Sep 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 22 September 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. As EU leaders meet in Brussels today and tomorrow, UNHCR is urging them to unite behind emergency pr...
  • 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...