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  • UNHCR appeals to Israel over forced relocations policy

    news UNHCR, 09 Jan 2018 (8 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. UNHCR is again appealing to Israel to halt its policy of relocating Eritreans and Sudanese to sub-Saharan Africa. This...
  • First evacuation of 162 vulnerable refugees from Libya to Italy

    news UNHCR, 22 Dec 2017 (26 days 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...
  • Situation on Greek islands still grim despite speeded transfers

    news UNHCR, 22 Dec 2017 (26 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, the UN Refugee Agency, remains very concerned at the situation of refugees and migrants on the Greek Aegean islan...
  • UNHCR evacuates 74 vulnerable refugees from Libya to Niger

    news UNHCR, 15 Dec 2017 (1 month ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, evacuated during the night of 14-15 December, 74 vulnerable refugees, the vast majority children and women, from Libya to Niger. “I am happy to report that a group of 51 children, 22 women and one man have been successfully evacuated from Libya and are now safe in Nige...
  • UNHCR seeking 1,300 urgent resettlement places for vulnerable refugees in Libya

    news UNHCR, 11 Dec 2017 (1 month 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 welcomes Libya’s transit facility to expedite third country solutions for vulnerable refugees

    news UNHCR, 29 Nov 2017 (1 month ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the decision by the Libyan authorities to set up a “transit and departure facility” in Tripoli for people in need of international protection. This initiative, which is supported by the Italian government, will facilitate the transfer of thousands of vulnerabl...
  • UNHCR report details changes in refugee and migrant risky journeys to Europe

    news UNHCR, 23 Nov 2017 (1 month 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...
  • News Comment by Vincent Cochetel, UNHCR’s Special Envoy for the Central Mediterranean Situation, on the first evacuation of refugees from Li...

    news UNHCR, 11 Nov 2017 (2 months ago )
    “I’m pleased to announce that a first group of 25 extremely vulnerable refugees were evacuated today, Saturday 11 November, from Libya to Niger by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Among these 25 refugees, there were 15 women, six men and four children of Eritrean, Ethiopian and Sudanese nationalities....
  • Libya: Refugees and migrants held captive by smugglers in deplorable conditions

    news UNHCR, 17 Oct 2017 (3 months ago )
    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. For over a week, UNHCR teams have been working around the clock to meet the urgent needs of over 14,500 migrants and ref...
  • UNHCR helping 10,000 refugees & migrants, thousands of internally displaced in Libya’s Sabratha

    news UNHCR, 13 Oct 2017 (3 months ago )
    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Since last Friday, UNHCR teams in Libya have been responding to the urgent humanitarian needs in and around Sabratha, a ...