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  • Refugees face long cold and wet night at crowded Balkan border crossings

    news UNHCR, 21 Oct 2015 (6 years ago )
    BERKASOVO, Serbia, Oct 21, (UNHCR) – It is 6 pm, and night is falling fast. Amr and his family huddle under a makeshift shelter, partially lit by a nearby fire, on a small hill near the Serbian-Croatian border. It is windy and cold -- the temperature having fallen to around 7 degrees. Amr and ...
  • Leaders' Meeting Western Balkans Route - Joint press conference: Opening remarks by António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees

    news European Commission, 25 Oct 2015 (6 years ago )
    Joint press conference: Opening remarks by António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees: http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?sitelang=en&ref=I111028
  • UNHCR aids refugees on the Greek Islands

    news UNHCR, 06 Nov 2015 (6 years ago )
    GENEVA, Nov 6 (UNHCR) – UN refugee agency staff have worked throughout the week to provide emergency shelter and support to thousands of refugees, migrants and the local host communities on the Greek Islands. An estimated 20,000 refugees and migrants are currently on the Islands of Chios, Kalymno...
  • Asylum-seekers await application results at historic Berlin airport

    news UNHCR, 17 Nov 2015 (6 years ago )
    BERLIN, Germany, Nov 17 (UNHCR) – Their journeys now over, thousands of asylum-seekers are awaiting the results of their applications in a cavernous, historic airport in the German capital, Berlin. With freezing temperatures approaching fast, German authorities are scrambling to ensure no one is lef...
  • UNHCR warns of new humanitarian problems building at crossings from Greece into the Balkans

    news UNHCR, 24 Nov 2015 (6 years ago )
    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 24 November 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. On Friday last week, UNHCR, together with our partners IOM and Unicef, expressed our shared concern at...
  • UNHCR concerned by violence at Greek border, calls for improved security

    news UNHCR, 03 Dec 2015 (6 years ago )
    UNHCR is deeply concerned about the tension and violence at the border between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and calls on the authorities of both countries to manage the border in a manner consistent with human rights and refugee-protection principles. As a result of restri...
  • UNHCR says most of Syrians arriving in Greece are students

    news UNHCR, 08 Dec 2015 (6 years ago )
    GENEVA, Dec 8, (UNHCR) – The Mediterranean crossing is treacherous, the risk of drowning is constant. But still they come, day after day, in a fleet of dinghies spilling them onto the shores of Greek Islands near Turkey, almost 800,000 so far in 2015 alone. Most are fleeing the conflict in Syria....
  • UNHCR questionnaire finds most Syrians arriving in Europe coming directly from Syria

    news UNHCR, 08 Dec 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 December 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR is releasing today the results of a preliminary questionnaire of over 1,200 Syrian refugees who ...
  • Hungary urged to refrain from policies and practices that promote intolerance and hatred

    news UNHCR, Council of Europe and OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, 21 Dec 2015 (6 years ago )
    UNHCR – the UN Refugee Agency, the Council of Europe and ODHIR – the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights have urged Hungary to refrain from policies and practices that promote intolerance, fear and fuel xenophobia against refugees and migrants. The Organizations have joined voices...
  • UNHCR, IOM and partners in $550m appeal for humanitarian operations for Europe's refugee and migrant situation

    news UNHCR, 26 Jan 2016 (6 years ago )
    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 26 January 2016, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. As continuing conflict in the Middle East and elsewhere drives people to seek refuge in Europe, UNHCR, ...