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  • Europe: new Roadmap to improve the situation of unaccompanied and separated refugee and migrant children

    news UNHCR - UNICEF - IRC, 10 Jul 2017 (13 days 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 (20 days 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 (22 days 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 (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (2 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...
  • Twenty feared dead in latest Mediterranean tragedy

    news UNHCR, 16 May 2017 (2 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. 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 (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. 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 (2 months 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 (3 months 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...