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  • Spain and Haiti join international agreements to counter statelessness

    news UNHCR, 29 Sep 2018 (4 years ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency applauds Spain’s and Haiti’s landmark decisions to join international agreements to counter statelessness, a situation faced by millions of people deprived of basic rights because they are not considered as nationals by any State. “We applaud Spain and Haiti for takin...
  • UNHCR warns over Mediterranean rescue capacity

    news UNHCR, 30 Sep 2018 (4 years ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is grateful to Malta for its decision to allow 58 rescued people from the NGO ship Aquarius to be disembarked, ending their ordeal after days at sea. We are also grateful to France, Germany, Portugal and Spain who have offered to receive these people from Malta. The ...
  • Swiss interreligious council issuses declaration on refugees

    news UNHCR, 09 Nov 2018 (4 years ago )
    “The unprecedented appeal that was made on Wednesday, 7 November, by Switzerland’s religious leaders in support of refugees is very much welcomed. This powerful initiative from Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Islamic leaders in Switzerland urges stronger refugee protection, making practical sugg...
  • Thousands of asylum-seekers moved off Greek islands

    news UNHCR, 27 Dec 2018 (3 years ago )
    As winter bites, UNHCR helps the Greek government move vulnerable asylum-seekers from reception centres on the Aegean Islands to shelter on the mainland. LESVOS, Greece – Under a light drizzle, families from various war-torn countries stack duffel bags and battered cases holding all their possess...
  • Berlin bus job puts Syrian refugee in the driver’s seat

    news UNHCR, 22 Jan 2019 (3 years ago )
    Transport chiefs in Germany’s capital are training refugees to drive buses, addressing a shortage of drivers and integrating newcomers. Mohamad Al Said steps aboard a chugging, yellow bus and clambers inside the drivers’ cab, as passengers file on board behind him. The Syrian newcomer may look li...
  • UNHCR and UNICEF urge action in Europe to end childhood statelessness

    news UNHCR/UNICEF, 14 Feb 2019 (3 years ago )
    GENEVA, 14 February 2019 - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and UNICEF, the UN Children’s Agency, are calling on States and regional organisations to take urgent action to ensure no child is born, or remains, stateless in Europe. While there are no precise figures on the total numbers of stateless...
  • Learning is a welcome respite for child refugees on Kos

    news UNHCR, 14 Feb 2019 (3 years ago )
    The KEDU school offers classes, museum trips and a sense of normalcy to young asylum-seekers on Greek island. Thirteen-year-old Bahez from Iraq carefully sketches an ancient marble head. His skills – and interest in Greece – are taking shape thanks to a school set up by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agen...
  • Irish woman sets up community programme to help refugees

    news UNHCR, 06 Mar 2019 (3 years ago )
    An Irish woman pilots the country’s first sponsorship programme to help welcome refugees into the community in her small town. It was more than just the drip drip of news that spurred Nola Leonard to take action to help refugees in her home country of Ireland. Through her faith, she was inspired ...
  • UNHCR says Ukraine landmine risk needs urgent action

    news UNHCR, 02 Apr 2019 (3 years ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for increased efforts to address the dangers and legacy of landmines in eastern Ukraine, one of the most landmine-contaminated areas in the world and where mines continue to be laid in the ongoing conflict. According to the Ukraine Government, the conflict ha...
  • First resettled refugees arrive in Portugal from Turkey

    news Joint UNHCR/IOM Press Release, 04 Apr 2019 (3 years ago )
    Joint UNHCR/IOM Press Release LISBON – Thirteen refugees from Syria and Iraq, including six children, arrived safely in Lisbon on Wednesday (03/04) after leaving Istanbul, Turkey as part of a Portuguese refugee resettlement programme for 2018-2019, supported by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and IO...