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  • Hungary’s coerced removal of Afghan families deeply shocking

    news UNHCR, 08 May 2019 (1 year ago )
    Hungary’s actions overnight to force two asylum-seeking Afghan families to leave the country under duress is deeply shocking and a flagrant violation of international and EU law, the UN Refugee Agency said today. The two families, four adults and seven children, who had been detained since Januar...
  • IOM, UNHCR, UNICEF: The 62 rescued refugees and migrants on board the Alan Kurdi should be disembarked safely as quickly as possible

    news IOM/UNHCR/UNICEF Joint Statement, 11 Apr 2019 (1 year ago )
    ROME, Italy – The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and UNICEF express serious concern over the situation of the 62 migrants and refugees rescued on 3 April by the Alan Kurdi, operated by the NGO Sea-Eye, who have still not been guaranteed a sa...
  • First resettled refugees arrive in Portugal from Turkey

    news Joint UNHCR/IOM Press Release, 04 Apr 2019 (1 year ago )
    Joint UNHCR/IOM Press Release LISBON – Thirteen refugees from Syria and Iraq, including six children, arrived safely in Lisbon on Wednesday (03/04) after leaving Istanbul, Turkey as part of a Portuguese refugee resettlement programme for 2018-2019, supported by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and IO...
  • UNHCR says Ukraine landmine risk needs urgent action

    news UNHCR, 02 Apr 2019 (1 year ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for increased efforts to address the dangers and legacy of landmines in eastern Ukraine, one of the most landmine-contaminated areas in the world and where mines continue to be laid in the ongoing conflict. According to the Ukraine Government, the conflict ha...
  • Irish woman sets up community programme to help refugees

    news UNHCR, 06 Mar 2019 (1 year ago )
    An Irish woman pilots the country’s first sponsorship programme to help welcome refugees into the community in her small town. It was more than just the drip drip of news that spurred Nola Leonard to take action to help refugees in her home country of Ireland. Through her faith, she was inspired ...
  • UNHCR and UNICEF urge action in Europe to end childhood statelessness

    news UNHCR/UNICEF, 14 Feb 2019 (1 year ago )
    GENEVA, 14 February 2019 - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and UNICEF, the UN Children’s Agency, are calling on States and regional organisations to take urgent action to ensure no child is born, or remains, stateless in Europe. While there are no precise figures on the total numbers of stateless...
  • Learning is a welcome respite for child refugees on Kos

    news UNHCR, 14 Feb 2019 (1 year ago )
    The KEDU school offers classes, museum trips and a sense of normalcy to young asylum-seekers on Greek island. Thirteen-year-old Bahez from Iraq carefully sketches an ancient marble head. His skills – and interest in Greece – are taking shape thanks to a school set up by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agen...
  • Berlin bus job puts Syrian refugee in the driver’s seat

    news UNHCR, 22 Jan 2019 (1 year ago )
    Transport chiefs in Germany’s capital are training refugees to drive buses, addressing a shortage of drivers and integrating newcomers. Mohamad Al Said steps aboard a chugging, yellow bus and clambers inside the drivers’ cab, as passengers file on board behind him. The Syrian newcomer may look li...
  • Thousands of asylum-seekers moved off Greek islands

    news UNHCR, 27 Dec 2018 (1 year ago )
    As winter bites, UNHCR helps the Greek government move vulnerable asylum-seekers from reception centres on the Aegean Islands to shelter on the mainland. LESVOS, Greece – Under a light drizzle, families from various war-torn countries stack duffel bags and battered cases holding all their possess...
  • Swiss interreligious council issuses declaration on refugees

    news UNHCR, 09 Nov 2018 (1 year ago )
    “The unprecedented appeal that was made on Wednesday, 7 November, by Switzerland’s religious leaders in support of refugees is very much welcomed. This powerful initiative from Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Islamic leaders in Switzerland urges stronger refugee protection, making practical sugg...