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  • UNHCR seeking 1,300 urgent resettlement places for vulnerable refugees in Libya

    news UNHCR, 11 Dec 2017 (4 years ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, launched today an urgent appeal calling for 1,300 resettlement places to be made available by the end of March 2018 for highly vulnerable refugees stranded in Libya. “This is a desperate call for solidarity and humanity. We need to get extremely vulnerable refugees out...
  • UNHCR says most of Syrians arriving in Greece are students

    news UNHCR, 08 Dec 2015 (6 years ago )
    GENEVA, Dec 8, (UNHCR) – The Mediterranean crossing is treacherous, the risk of drowning is constant. But still they come, day after day, in a fleet of dinghies spilling them onto the shores of Greek Islands near Turkey, almost 800,000 so far in 2015 alone. Most are fleeing the conflict in Syria....
  • 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...
  • UNHCR report details changes in refugee and migrant risky journeys to Europe

    news UNHCR, 23 Nov 2017 (4 years ago )
    A new report released today by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, shows changes in the routes used by refugees and migrants to reach Europe during the third quarter of 2017. “Over the past months, the sea route to Greece has gained more traction, sea arrivals to Italy have reduced and we have seen migra...
  • UNHCR relieved at disembarkation of rescued persons from Diciotti

    news UNHCR, 26 Aug 2018 (4 years ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is relieved that the remaining rescued persons on board the Italian coast guard vessel ‘Diciotti’ have now disembarked. UNHCR commends those countries and organisations that have shown solidarity and given tangible assistance by offering to take in those who remained ...
  • UNHCR redefines role in Greece as EU-Turkey deal comes into effect

    news UNHCR, 22 Mar 2016 (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 March 2016, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. This past Sunday, the provisions agreed between the EU and Turkey to stem the large-scale arrival of ref...
  • UNHCR questionnaire finds most Syrians arriving in Europe coming directly from Syria

    news UNHCR, 08 Dec 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 8 December 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR is releasing today the results of a preliminary questionnaire of over 1,200 Syrian refugees who ...
  • UNHCR praises Austrian, German leadership and civil society response

    news UNHCR, 05 Sep 2015 (7 years ago )
    UNHCR welcomes the decision of Austria and Germany to receive thousands of refugees and migrants who crossed the border last night from Hungary. This is political leadership based on humanitarian values. UNHCR also praises the civil society groups and individuals of Austria and Germany who are mo...
  • UNHCR outlines proposals to manage refugee and migration crisis in Europe ahead of EU Summit

    news UNHCR, 22 Sep 2015 (7 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...
  • UNHCR on EU-Turkey deal: Asylum safeguards must prevail in implementation

    news UNHCR & ReliefWeb, 18 Mar 2016 (6 years ago )
    UNHCR Press Releases, 18 March 2016 UNHCR notes today's agreement between the European Union and Turkey on the situation of refugees and migrants seeking to make their way to Europe. We recognize the shared need of countries to find properly managed solutions to this situation. Indeed UNHCR ha...