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  • Statement by the UN Refugee Agency on two-year anniversary of death of Alan Kurdi

    news UNHCR, 31 Aug 2017 (20 days ago )
    Nearly two years after the lifeless body of three-year-old Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi was found on a Turkish beach, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, urges the international community to take robust action to prevent more tragedies. Although the number of arrivals in Europe has drastically decreased s...
  • Statement by Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees on the Paris meeting of 28 August

    news UNHCR, 28 Aug 2017 (23 days ago )
    "UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes commitments made today at the Paris meeting on migration and asylum. I am encouraged by the announcement of a comprehensive plan of action that will support long-term solutions to the complex issue of mixed migration and help address its root causes, in clo...
  • As Europe refugee and migrant arrivals fall, reports of abuses, deaths persist

    news UNHCR, 24 Aug 2017 (27 days ago )
    A newly compiled report by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, shows a decline in the number of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe in the first half of 2017. However, without legal means available to them many are still resorting to being transported by ruthless people-smuggling and trafficking netw...
  • UNHCR seeks support for alternatives to dangerous refugee journeys

    news UNHCR, 18 Jul 2017 (2 months ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is appealing for US$421.2 million to help provide meaningful alternatives to refugees and others undertaking dangerous journeys to Europe. The number of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe from Africa through Libya is increasing and, with it, the risks they face c...
  • Europe: new Roadmap to improve the situation of unaccompanied and separated refugee and migrant children

    news UNHCR - UNICEF - IRC, 10 Jul 2017 (2 months ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, UNICEF, and IRC, the International Rescue Committee, today issued a Roadmap for action to improve the situation of refugee and migrant children arriving and staying in Europe without their parents or care givers. The Roadmap highlights the need to identify children, re...
  • Insecurity, economic crisis, abuse and exploitation in Libya push refugees and migrants to Europe, new study reveals.

    news UNHCR, 03 Jul 2017 (2 months ago )
    A study of mixed refugee and migrant flows by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has found that around half of those travelling to Libya do so believing they can find jobs there, but end up fleeing onwards to Europe to escape life-threatening insecurity, instability, difficult economic conditions plus wi...
  • High Commissioner Grandi urges more solidarity with Italy

    news UNHCR, 01 Jul 2017 (2 months ago )
    “What is happening in front of our eyes in Italy is an unfolding tragedy. In the course of last weekend, 12,600 migrants and refugees arrived on its shores, and an estimated 2,030 have lost their lives in the Mediterranean since the beginning of the year. Let me stress that saving lives remains a t...
  • World Refugee Day - Reports of three new shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea

    news UNHCR, 20 Jun 2017 (3 months ago )
    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Cécile Pouilly – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. 20 June 2017 UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency received information last night about three new shipwrecks in the Mediterrane...
  • UNHCR deeply concerned about the latest reports of deaths at sea on the Mediterranean

    news UNHCR, 11 Jun 2017 (3 months ago )
    UNHCR is deeply concerned about the latest reports of deaths at sea on the Mediterranean this weekend. According to the Italian Coast Guard, eight corpses have been recovered so far and at least 52 people are feared missing from two incidents involving large numbers of people on flimsy dinghies off...
  • UN refugee chief Grandi in Libya: UNHCR ramping up its humanitarian response

    news UNHCR, 21 May 2017 (3 months ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced today that it is stepping up its presence and programmes in Libya in response to the worsening humanitarian crisis resulting from conflict, insecurity, political instability and a collapsing economy in the North African country. Amid the increasing complexity...