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  • Bodies found dead in a truck near border, while asylum seekers flow into Hungary

    news UNHCR, 28 Aug 2015 (6 years ago )
    GENEVA, Aug 28 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency said it was "deeply shocked and saddened" at the grim discovery yesterday of the bodies of 71 people inside a truck abandoned near the Austrian border with Hungary. "This tragedy underscores the ruthlessness of people smugglers who have expanded thei...
  • UNHCR voices concern about developments at border of FYR Macedonia and Greece

    news UNHCR, 21 Aug 2015 (6 years ago )
    GENEVA – The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is concerned about the increasingly precarious situation at the border between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYR Macedonia), where force was used earlier today to prevent people from crossing. UNHCR is particularly worried about the ...
  • Refugee emergency in Europe: UNHCR appeals for USD 128 million

    news UNHCR, 01 Oct 2015 (6 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...
  • UNHCR head Guterres urges massive EU response to help Greece attend to refugees

    news UNHCR, 09 Oct 2015 (6 years ago )
    GENEVA, Oct 9 (UNHCR) – UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres today appealed to the European Union to provide "massive support" to Greece to meet the needs of up to 6,000 refugees arriving each day as winter looms across Europe. He stressed that Greek authorities alone were not able ...
  • UNHCR head thanks Greece, frontline islands, for improved response to continuing arrivals

    news UNHCR, 11 Oct 2015 (6 years ago )
    LESBOS, Greece (UNHCR) – In a weekend mission to the main EU entry point for nearly 450,000 refugees and migrants so far this year, UNHCR chief António Guterres witnessed the improved humanitarian response mounted by Greek local authorities and civil society while lamenting the continued lack of a l...
  • Winter of 2015-16: Tens of thousands of refugees and migrants in Europe and millions displaced in the Syria region face a winter in the cold

    news UNHCR, 23 Oct 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 23 October 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Europe The first winter weather, including freezing temperatures, rain and storms, has arrived in m...
  • 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...