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  • UNHCR relieved at disembarkation of rescued persons from Diciotti

    news UNHCR, 26 Aug 2018 (2 months ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is relieved that the remaining rescued persons on board the Italian coast guard vessel ‘Diciotti’ have now disembarked. UNHCR commends those countries and organisations that have shown solidarity and given tangible assistance by offering to take in those who remained ...
  • UNHCR calls on Europe to stand by humanitarian principles, receive rescued Diciotti passengers

    news UNHCR, 25 Aug 2018 (2 months ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is appealing to European Union member States urgently to offer relocation places to some 150 rescued persons who remain on board the Italian coast guard vessel ‘Diciotti’. In the meantime, UNHCR urges Italian authorities to allow the immediate disembarkation of those on ...
  • UNHCR calls on Austria EU Presidency to lead and unite EU countries towards a fair and functioning asylum system

    news UNHCR, 02 Jul 2018 (4 months ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today released its recommendations to the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU). UNHCR is urging the Austrian Presidency to lead and unite EU Member States to deliver coherent and common European asylum policies that ensure access to territory an...
  • IOM, UNHCR appeal for region-wide action by EU countries over Mediterranean tragedies

    news UNHCR, 27 Jun 2018 (4 months ago )
    Concerned with the ongoing human tragedy in which almost 1,000 refugees and migrants have perished while being smuggled across the Mediterranean this year, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the UN Migration Agency, are today appealing to European Union countries for concerted, region-wide actio...
  • Fewer refugees arriving in Greece’s Evros region, but problems remain

    news UNHCR, 12 Jun 2018 (5 months 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 (5 months 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 (5 months 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 (5 months 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 (5 months 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 (6 months 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...