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  • Stronger cooperation crucial to ensure sustainable refugee response in Greece – UNHCR

    news UNHCR, 27 Mar 2017 (2 days ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said today that joint efforts and strengthened cooperation are crucial to improving the situation for asylum-seekers and refugees in Greece and issued eight recommendations* to help ensure a sustainable refugee response in the country. “UNHCR is fully engaged in findin...
  • UNHCR deeply concerned by Hungary plans to detain all asylum seekers

    news UNHCR, 07 Mar 2017 (22 days 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. UNHCR is deeply concerned at a new law which has been voted this morning at the Hungarian Parliament and which foresees ...
  • Desperate Journeys

    news Refugees and migrants entering and crossing Europe via the Mediterranean and Western Balkans routes, 27 Feb 2017 (1 month ago )
    In a new report, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, details the impact of the increased border restrictions introduced in 2016 on refugee and migrant movements towards and inside Europe. It shows that people continued to move but undertook more diversified and dangerous journeys, often relying on smuggle...
  • UN Chiefs Call for International Solidarity to Address Migrant and Refugee Flows in Libya

    news UNHCR - IOM - OHCHR, 10 Feb 2017 (1 month ago )
    Switzerland – The Director-General of the International Organization for Migration William Lacy Swing, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein and the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Libya Martin Kob...
  • UNHCR Statement on the Senior Officials’ Meeting on Migration in Valetta

    news UNHCR, 10 Feb 2017 (1 month ago )
    Brussels, 10 February 2017- UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomed today renewed commitments taken at this week’s Senior Officials’ Meeting on migration in Valletta, Malta, and called for the full inclusion of refugees in all migration-related EU actions. “I am encouraged by the reiterated engagem...
  • Joint UNHCR and IOM statement on addressing migration and refugee movements along the Central Mediterranean route

    news UNHCR - IOM, 02 Feb 2017 (1 month ago )
    Ahead of the informal meeting of the European Council in Valletta tomorrow, we call on European leaders to take decisive action to address the tragic loss of life on the Central Mediterranean route and the deplorable conditions for migrants and refugees in Libya. To better protect refugees and migr...
  • UNHCR conducts training on Refugee Law for the Libyan Coastguard and Navy

    news UNHCR, 01 Feb 2017 (1 month ago )
    Tunis, Tunisia – 1 February 2017. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is conducting a two-week course on human rights and refugee law for the Libyan Coastguard and Navy. The training is being held on an Italian ship crossing the Mediterranean Sea. “This training represents an important opportunity t...
  • Recommendations to Malta and Estonia for the Presidency of the Council of the European Union

    news UNHCR, 30 Dec 2016 (2 months ago )
    The Republic of Malta and the Republic of Estonia will successively hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) in 2017 in a challenging context. In 2015, over one million refugees and migrants undertook dangerous journeys across the Mediterranean Sea in search of safety. The capa...
  • Better Protecting Refugees in the EU and Globally: UNHCR's proposals to rebuild trust through better management, partnership and solidarity

    news UNHCR, 13 Dec 2016 (3 months ago )
    The European Union (EU) needs a bold, imaginative and workable approach to overcome fragmentation and manage refugee movements effectively in accordance with international law. This paper provides a vision for how this could be achieved both within the EU and globally. The last year was exception...
  • Shelter struggle in Greece as winter arrives, EU urged to speed relocations

    news UNHCR, 09 Dec 2016 (3 months ago )
    With the onset of winter, improving living conditions for asylum-seekers and migrants continues to be the number one priority for humanitarian actors in Greece. It is also still a major challenge. People living in tents out in the open have been moved to alternative accommodation and UNHCR’s accommo...