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  • UNHCR warns of imminent humanitarian crisis in Greece amid disarray in Europe over asylum
    highlight 01 Mar 2016 (5 years ago)
    Greece / Various - Refugees/Migrants
  • UNHCR: 6 steps towards solving the refugee situation in Europe
    highlight 04 Mar 2016 (5 years ago)
    Greece / Various - Refugees/Migrants
  • Syrian refugee carries Olympic flame through Athens to show solidarity with the world's refugees at a time when millions are fleeing war and persecution
    highlight 26 Apr 2016 (4 years ago)
    Greece / Various - Refugees/Migrants
  • UNHCR is calling on the Greek Government to continue easing pressure on Lesvos, Chios and Samos, by further shortening procedures for people eligible to move, and urgently improving conditions for those who continue to stay.
    highlight 22 Dec 2017 (3 years ago)
    Greece / Various - Refugees/Migrants
  • Grandi calls for greater efforts to debunk myths around refugee crises UNHCR chief reiterates that vast majority of refugees are in neighboring countries, not Europe or US.
    highlight 27 Jun 2018 (2 years ago)
    / Various - Refugees/Migrants
  • UNHCR calls on Austria EU Presidency to lead and unite EU countries towards a fair and functioning asylum system.
    highlight 02 Jul 2018 (2 years ago)
    / Various - Refugees/Migrants
  • UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, applauds Spain for its actions today in bringing to an end a sea-rescue crisis on the Mediterranean after a ship, the Aquarius, was refused permission to land and disembark elsewhere more than 600 rescued people. After spending over a week at sea, and with some having been transferred from the Aquarius to two Italian ships, the over 600 people were finally disembarked today in the port of Valencia, where their needs will be assessed, including identifying any who might be at risk and in need of international protection. UNHCR has offered support to the Spanish authorities. “We’re grateful this ordeal is over for all involved, but this incident is something that should never have happened in the first place,” said Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. “Rescue at sea is too important a principle to jeopardize, and any wavering about disembarkation presents grave peril not just to refugees and migrants but to anyone in difficulty at sea.” UNHCR advocates for assured and predictable regional disembarkation in situations of rescue at sea - and following disembarkation, for proper responsibility sharing arrangements, to avoid situations in which countries are penalized by being left to manage processing and follow up alone. UNHCR is ready to work with States of the Mediterranean to achieve this.
    highlight 17 Jun 2018 (2 years ago)
    Spain / Various - Refugees/Migrants
  • In 2016 87% of those arriving by sea to Greece came from the top ten refugee producing countries.
    highlight 27 Feb 2017 (4 years ago)
    / Various - Refugees/Migrants
  • Joint efforts and strengthened cooperation are crucial to improving the situation for asylum-seekers and refugees in Greece.
    highlight 27 Mar 2017 (4 years ago)
    / Various - Refugees/Migrants
  • Physical barriers and restrictive policies in Hungary have resulted in effectively denying access to territory and asylum for those in need of international protection.
    highlight 10 Apr 2017 (4 years ago)
    / Various - Refugees/Migrants