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  • Worsening conditions inside Syria and the region fuel despair, driving thousands towards Europe

    news UNHCR, 08 Sep 2015 (6 years ago )
    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 8 September 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Deteriorating conditions inside Syria and neighbouring countries are driving thousands of Syrians to ...
  • UNHCR praises Austrian, German leadership and civil society response

    news UNHCR, 05 Sep 2015 (6 years ago )
    UNHCR welcomes the decision of Austria and Germany to receive thousands of refugees and migrants who crossed the border last night from Hungary. This is political leadership based on humanitarian values. UNHCR also praises the civil society groups and individuals of Austria and Germany who are mo...
  • Europe's growing refugee and migration crisis on show in Hungary

    news UNHCR, 04 Sep 2015 (6 years ago )
    BUDAPEST, Sept 4 (UNHCR) – An angry confrontation between police and refugees on a blocked train just outside Budapest; a makeshift camp of stranded Syrians, Afghans and others at the capital's main railway station; more than 2,000 refugees crossing into the country from Serbia each day – the contou...
  • Statement by UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres on refugee crisis in Europe

    news UNHCR, 04 Sep 2015 (6 years ago )
    The European Union is preparing key emergency meetings to take decisions in its response to the present refugee and migration crisis. The situation requires a massive common effort that is not possible with the current fragmented approach. Europe is facing its biggest refugee influx in decades. ...
  • UNHCR chief issues key guidelines for dealing with Europe's refugee crisis

    news UNHCR, 04 Sep 2015 (6 years ago )
    GENEVA, Sept 4, (UNHCR) – The head of the UN refugee agency António Guterres, emphasizing the European Union faced a "defining moment", has laid out a set of key guidelines which he says should underpin all efforts to resolve the current refugee and migration crisis facing Europe. Guterres said t...
  • This is a primarily refugee crisis, not only a migration phenomenon.

    news UNHCR, 04 Sep 2015 (6 years ago )
    Statement by UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres on refugee crisis in Europe Press Releases, 4 September 2015 The European Union is preparing key emergency meetings to take decisions in its response to the present refugee and migration crisis. The situation requires a massive com...
  • Bodies found dead in a truck near border, while asylum seekers flow into Hungary

    news UNHCR, 28 Aug 2015 (6 years ago )
    GENEVA, Aug 28 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency said it was "deeply shocked and saddened" at the grim discovery yesterday of the bodies of 71 people inside a truck abandoned near the Austrian border with Hungary. "This tragedy underscores the ruthlessness of people smugglers who have expanded thei...
  • UNHCR viewpoint: 'Refugee' or 'migrant' - Which is right?

    news UNHCR, 28 Aug 2015 (6 years ago )
    GENEVA, Aug 27 (UNHCR) – With almost 60 million people forcibly displaced globally and boat crossings of the Mediterranean in the headlines almost daily, it is becoming increasingly common to see the terms 'refugee' and 'migrant' being used interchangeably in media and public discourse. But is there...
  • IL PUNTO DI VISTA DELL'UNHCR: “RIFUGIATO” o “MIGRANTE”, QUAL È CORRETTO?

    news UNHCR, 28 Aug 2015 (6 years ago )
    Con quasi 60 milioni di persone costrette a lasciare le proprie case in tutto il mondo e le traversate in barca del Mediterraneo in prima pagina quasi ogni giorno, è sempre più comune vedere i termini “rifugiato” e “migrante” usati in maniera intercambiabile, sia tra i media che nei dibattiti. Ma tr...
  • Mediterranean Sea crossings exceed 300,000, including 200,000 to Greece

    news UNHCR, 28 Aug 2015 (6 years ago )
    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 28 August 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The number of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean this year has now exceeded 300,000, inc...