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  • UN refugee chief Grandi in Libya: UNHCR ramping up its humanitarian response

    news UNHCR, 21 May 2017 (7 days 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...
  • Twenty feared dead in latest Mediterranean tragedy

    news UNHCR, 16 May 2017 (12 days 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. Reports emerging from the sea rescue effort between Italy and Libya suggest around 20 men, women and children are missin...
  • Update on two shipwrecks in the Central Mediterranean

    news UNHCR, 09 May 2017 (19 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. In the last 24 hours we have received alarming information on two new shipwrecks in the Central Mediterranean. The first ...
  • UNHCR chief urges further efforts to rescue people along dangerous Mediterranean route.

    news UNHCR, 07 May 2017 (21 days ago )
    News comment by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, on Mediterranean crossings over the weekend Since Friday, we‘ve seen over 6,000 people crossing the Mediterranean to reach Italy – bringing the total this year to over 43,000. These massive arrivals and the fact th...
  • UNICEF and UNHCR welcome EU policy to protect migrant and refugee children

    news UNHCR, 12 Apr 2017 (1 month ago )
    BRUSSELS, Belgium - UNICEF and UNHCR today welcome a new policy guidance from the European Commission as an important milestone for the protection of migrant and refugee children. “It is the first EU policy to address the situation and rights of all children in migration – refugee and migrant child...
  • UNHCR urges suspension of transfers of asylum-seekers to Hungary under Dublin

    news UNHCR, 10 Apr 2017 (1 month ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today called for a temporary suspension of all transfers of asylum-seekers to Hungary from other European States under the Dublin Regulation. The Dublin regulation is an EU instrument that determines which European State is responsible for examining an asylum seeker’s a...
  • UNHCR is deeply saddened at the news of another shipwreck in the Mediterranean

    news UNHCR, 29 Mar 2017 (1 month ago )
    News comment by Volker Türk, UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, on new Mediterranean shipwreck UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply saddened at the news of another shipwreck in the Mediterranean, which may have left up to 146 people dead or missing. This morning in Lampedusa,...
  • Stronger cooperation crucial to ensure sustainable refugee response in Greece – UNHCR

    news UNHCR, 27 Mar 2017 (2 months 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 (2 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. 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 (3 months 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...