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  • GREECE: UNHCR concerned at conditions in new refugee sites and urges that alternatives be found

    news UNHCR, 27 May 2016 (6 years ago )
    UNHCR is seriously concerned about sub-standard conditions at several sites in northern Greece where refugees and migrants were evacuated this week from the makeshift site at Idomeni, and urges the Greek authorities, with the financial support provided by the European Union, to find better alternati...
  • 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...
  • First group of asylum seekers relocated from Italy to Sweden

    news UNHCR, 09 Oct 2015 (7 years ago )
    ROME, Italy, Oct 9 (UNHCR) – A first group of 19 asylum seekers was relocated from Italy to Sweden today under an EU relocation scheme. The asylum seekers who arrived in Sicily by boat over the last few weeks were registered in Lampedusa and accepted to take part in the relocation scheme that wil...
  • First evacuation of 162 vulnerable refugees from Libya to Italy

    news UNHCR, 22 Dec 2017 (4 years ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced today the evacuation of 162 highly vulnerable refugees from Libya to Italy, including unaccompanied children and women who had been held captive for extended periods of time. “For the first time, we have been able to evacuate vulnerable refugees straight fr...
  • First asylum-seekers relocate from Greece to Luxembourg

    news UNHCR, 04 Nov 2015 (7 years ago )
    ATHENS, Greece, Nov 4 (UNHCR) – It was the crack of dawn when 30 asylum-seekers from Syria and Iraq gathered around the departure gate at Athens International Airport on Wednesday, bound for a new life in a new land. The atmosphere was full of expectation. Some could barely contain their exciteme...
  • Fire at Reception Site on Lesvos island, Greece

    news UNHCR, 20 Sep 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 today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. By: William Spindler | 20 September 2016 On Monday evening, a fire broke out at the Moria reception centre on th...
  • Finding home in Tiglieto

    news UNHCR Italy, 21 Jul 2016 (6 years ago )
    Glitter and Faith, a refugee couple, are part of an integration project ran by local association "Consorzio Agora", in Tiglieto, near Genova. Local community welcomed them as if they were always part of the town. See more about their story.
  • Filippo Grandi says he is "deeply concerned about any arrangement that would involve the blanket return of anyone from one country to anothe...

    news UNHCR, 08 Mar 2016 (6 years ago )
    Statements by High Commissioner, 8 March 2016 Mr. President, Thank you for welcoming me here. It is an honour for me to be here with you today to mark International Women's Day and to speak about it from the perspective of the United Nations refugee organization. Honourable members of Parli...
  • Filippo Grandi says he is "deeply concerned about any arrangement that would involve the blanket return of anyone from one country to anothe...

    news UNHCR, 08 Mar 2016 (6 years ago )
    Statements by High Commissioner, 8 March 2016 Mr. President, Thank you for welcoming me here. It is an honour for me to be here with you today to mark International Women's Day and to speak about it from the perspective of the United Nations refugee organization. Honourable members of Parli...
  • Fewer refugees arriving in Greece’s Evros region, but problems remain

    news UNHCR, 12 Jun 2018 (4 years ago )
    PYTHIO VILLAGE, Greece – As dawn breaks over Greece’s north-eastern Evros region, a group of three families with adults and children tramp through Pythio and Thourio, small villages on a country backroad. “We’ve been travelling for three days directly from Kobani,” [on the Syrian border with Turk...