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  • UNHCR chief says it is "absolute nonsense" to blame refugees for terror

    news UNHCR, 17 Nov 2015 (6 years ago )
    PRESEVO, Serbia, Nov 17 (UNHCR) – UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres said today it was "absolute nonsense" to try to blame refugees for terror attacks, stressing that they were its "first victims" and could not be held responsible for what happened in Paris, Beirut and elsewhere. ...
  • New Balkan border restrictions untenable

    news UNHCR, 20 Nov 2015 (6 years ago )
    GENEVA, Nov 20 (UNHCR) – A range of new restrictions against the movement of refugees and migrants from Greece through the Western Balkans and further northwards is increasingly untenable, the UN refugee agency, the International Organisation for Migration and the UN children's fund said on Friday. ...
  • Miracle Ali’s Nightmare at Sea

    news UNHCR, 14 Aug 2015 (6 years ago )
    Just 40 days old, a boy with Down’s Syndrome may never remember his journey to Europe. His parents will never forget it.
  • Ramping Up Refugee Reception - Lesvos

    news UNHCR, 30 Nov 2015 (6 years ago )
    UNHCR staff are working with Government authorities, NGOs and volunteers on the beaches of the Greek island of Lesvos, to receive cold, wet and fearful asylum seekers making landfall around the clock. They wrap them in thermal blankets and take them to warm, safe emergency accommodation at transit s...
  • UNHCR deplores loss of life in the Aegean Sea, amidst worsening weather conditions

    news UNHCR, 22 Jan 2016 (6 years ago )
    UNHCR deeply deplores the loss of life for the umpteenth time in two tragedies in the early hours of today when at least 42 people from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, including 18 women, 17 children and 7 men have been reported dead off Farmakonissi and Kalolimnos islets near Leros and Kalymnos island...
  • UNHCR Statement on the Situation in Turkey

    news UNHCR, 09 Feb 2016 (6 years ago )
    Geneva/ Ankara, 9 February 2015 – UNHCR expresses its gratitude for the generosity shown by the Turkish authorities and people towards the Syrian refugees they have been hosting for the last five years. UNHCR appreciates that Turkey is continuing to give access to humanitarian and medical cases desp...
  • Numbers of refugee arrivals to Greece increase dramatically

    news UNHCR, 18 Aug 2015 (6 years ago )
    GENEVA, Aug 18 (UNHCR) – More refugees and migrants arrived in Greece last month than during the whole of 2014, the UN refugee agency announced on Tuesday, and called for a European-wide response to deal with the escalating crisis. UNHCR said that in July 50,242 people, mostly fleeing the conflic...
  • UNHCR warns of growing asylum crisis in Greece and the Western Balkans amid arrivals of refugees from war

    news UNHCR, 10 Jul 2015 (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 10 July 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The number of refugees arriving in the Greek islands continues to rise, averaging 1,000 people daily. S...
  • Mediterranean Crisis 2015 at six months: refugee and migrant numbers highest on record

    news UNHCR, 01 Jul 2015 (7 years ago )
    The large majority of the 137,000 people who crossed the Mediterranean Sea into Europe during the first six months of 2015 were fleeing from war, conflict or persecution, making the Mediterranean crisis primarily a refugee crisis, a UNHCR report released today concludes. One third of the men, wo...
  • Turmoil and tragedy in Lesvos as sea arrivals surge, urgent support needed to rapidly improve reception

    news UNHCR, 16 Oct 2015 (6 years ago )
    Turmoil and tragedy in Lesvos as sea arrivals surge, urgent support needed to rapidly improve reception Briefing Notes, 16 October 2015 This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 16 October 2015, at ...