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  • UNHCR Desperate Journeys report provides snapshot of changing refugee movements to Europe

    news UNHCR, 12 Apr 2018 (1 month ago )
    Despite a drop in the number of refugees and migrants reaching Europe last year, the dangers many face along the way have in some cases increased, according to a new report by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, setting out changing patterns of movement. The Desperate Journeys report found that sea arr...
  • Hungary: UNHCR dismayed over further border restrictions and draft law targeting NGOs working with asylum-seekers and refugees

    news UNHCR, 16 Feb 2018 (3 months ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, expressed today its dismay over recent additional restrictions at border crossing points, which have further reduced access to territory, for asylum-seekers and refugees. It also called the Government of Hungary to withdraw a proposed bill that would deprive people flee...
  • Over 1,000 refugees evacuated out of Libya by UNHCR

    news UNHCR, 15 Feb 2018 (3 months ago )
    Since November, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has evacuated over 1,000 highly vulnerable refugees out of Libya and is looking for durable solutions for them in third countries. On Tuesday, a flight departed from Tripoli bound for, Niamey, Niger, carrying 128 refugees and on Wednesday, a second plane...
  • Refugee women and children face heightened risk of sexual violence amid tensions and overcrowding at reception facilities on Greek islands

    news UNHCR, 09 Feb 2018 (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. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is very concerned by reports from asylum seekers of sexual harassment and violence in sub-...
  • UNHCR appeals for more resettlement after 160 reported Mediterranean deaths

    news UNHCR, 12 Jan 2018 (4 months 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, the UN Refugee Agency is renewing its appeal to countries for help in saving human lives by offering more reset...
  • UNHCR appeals to Israel over forced relocations policy

    news UNHCR, 09 Jan 2018 (4 months 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 (5 months 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 (5 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, 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 (5 months 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 (5 months 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...