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  • The increasing numbers of passengers on board vessels used by traffickers are the main cause of shipwrecks in the Central Mediterranean, and risks are increased by the worsening quality of vessels and the increasing use of rubber boats instead of wooden ones.
    highlight 07 May 2017 (3 years ago)
    / Various - Refugees/Migrants
  • UNHCR, UNICEF and IRC issue a roadmap for action to improve the situation of unaccompanied and separated children in Europe: efficient and harmonized processes are needed so that children can understand procedures and access protection and solutions in accordance with their best interests.
    highlight 10 Jul 2017 (3 years ago)
    / Various - Refugees/Migrants
  • The number of new arrivals in Greece's eastern Aegean islands, which accelerated in August, is putting pressure on overcrowded reception facilities and hampering efforts to improve conditions.
    highlight 08 Sep 2017 (3 years ago)
    Greece / Various - Refugees/Migrants
  • As 300,000 cross Mediterranean this year, UNHCR calls for admission pathways for refugees and speedy relocation out of Italy and Greece
    highlight 20 Sep 2016 (4 years ago)
    Greece / Various - Refugees/Migrants
  • UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling on the Greek Government to urgently improve conditions and expand reception capacity, following a recent rise in arrivals at Evros via the land border with Turkey. Hundreds of people are at present being held in police detention facilities.
    highlight 27 Apr 2018 (2 years ago)
    Greece / Various - Refugees/Migrants
  • The main objective of the "transit and departure facility" to be opened in Tripoli is to speed up the process of securing solutions in third countries, particularly for unaccompanied and separated children and women at risk.
    highlight 29 Nov 2017 (3 years ago)
    / Various - Refugees/Migrants
  • UNHCR evacuated vulnerable refugees straight from Libya to Italy for the first time.
    highlight 22 Dec 2017 (3 years ago)
    / Various - Refugees/Migrants
  • UNHCR very concerned by reports from asylum seekers of sexual harassment and violence in sub-standard reception centres on the Greek islands, despite welcomed Government measures to address overcrowding and dire living conditions.
    highlight 09 Feb 2018 (3 years ago)
    Greece / Various - Refugees/Migrants
  • 18/04 shipwreck last year left at least 675 people dead, talian navy said as it concluded operations to recover the corpses
    highlight 14 Jul 2016 (4 years ago)
    Italy / Various - Refugees/Migrants
  • "This is a primarily refugee crisis, not only a migration phenomenon" (UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres)
    highlight 04 Sep 2015 (5 years ago)
    Greece / Various - Refugees/Migrants