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  • Fewer refugees arriving in Greece’s Evros region, but problems remain

    news UNHCR, 12 Jun 2018 (7 days ago )
    PYTHIO VILLAGE, Greece – As dawn breaks over Greece’s north-eastern Evros region, a group of three families with adults and children tramp through Pythio and Thourio, small villages on a country backroad. “We’ve been travelling for three days directly from Kobani,” [on the Syrian border with Turk...
  • Solidarity and integration on display at ‘No Stranger Place’ exhibition in Paris

    news UNHCR, 11 Jun 2018 (8 days ago )
    PARIS, France – After fleeing persecution for being gay in his native Mali, Louis found the moral support and understanding he long sought with Armand and Christophe, a couple who kindly agreed to host him in their Parisian flat. Armand and Christophe are among many ordinary citizens across Europ...
  • Refugee chefs serve up success at food festival

    news UNHCR, 31 May 2018 (19 days ago )
    GENEVA, Switzerland – The third Refugee Food Festival is coming to 14 cities around the world in June, bringing locals and refugee chefs together to share food and friendship. First launched in Paris in 2016, this year’s festival will see over 100 restaurants in cities including New York, Amsterd...
  • UNHCR urges Hungary to withdraw draft law impacting refugees

    news UNHCR, 29 May 2018 (21 days ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling on the Government of Hungary to withdraw a package of laws set to be introduced in the Hungarian Parliament that would significantly restrict the ability of NGOs and individuals to support asylum-seekers and refugees. UNHCR is seriously concerned that these p...
  • Refugees and music students strike a chord in Vienna

    news UNHCR, 25 May 2018 (25 days ago )
    VIENNA, Austria - On a Saturday night at the Schwarzberg music pub, the crowd is going wild. Refugees are jamming with music students who have been teaching the newcomers how to play their instruments. Milad Osman, 23, from Afghanistan, is playing a short piano solo on the stage, even though he h...
  • UNHCR appeals to Greece over situation at Evros

    news UNHCR, 27 Apr 2018 (1 month ago )
    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. Some 2,900 peop...
  • UNHCR and OECD launch action plan to boost refugee employment

    news UNHCR, 24 Apr 2018 (1 month ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the OECD, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, is launching today an innovative action plan to expand employment opportunities for refugees. The document not only identifies the challenges, opportunities and best practices in the integratio...
  • UNHCR Desperate Journeys report provides snapshot of changing refugee movements to Europe

    news UNHCR, 12 Apr 2018 (2 months 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 (4 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 (4 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...