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  • UNHCR welcomes more EU support to refugees, urges fast implementation

    news UNHCR, 24 Sep 2015 (6 years ago )
    GENEVA, Sept 24, (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency today welcomed a decision by European Union leaders to boost resources for humanitarian assistance to countries neighbouring war-torn Syria. UNHCR, in a statement issued after the European Council decision, also welcomed a parallel decision to relo...
  • Over 1,000 people wait for buses at Bapska border crossing between Croatia and Serbia

    news UNHCR, 23 Sep 2015 (6 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. ...
  • 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...
  • Thousands of refugees fleeing war cross into Croatia triggering sad memories of own recent past

    news UNHCR, 22 Sep 2015 (6 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, ...
  • 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...
  • Robust, coherent Europe response to Refugee crisis still urgently needed

    news UNHCR, 15 Sep 2015 (6 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 statement ahead of EU Council of Interior Ministers Meeting

    news UNHCR, 13 Sep 2015 (6 years ago )
    The recent successive announcements of different border control measures by a number of European countries impacted by the refugee and migration crisis only underlines the urgency of establishing a comprehensive European response. This response must be based on the creation of effective reception...
  • Scattered - Syrian Refugees by Country

    news The Economist, 12 Sep 2015 (6 years ago )
  • UNHCR urges full and swift implementation of European Commission proposals on refugee crisis

    news UNHCR, 11 Sep 2015 (6 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...
  • 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...