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  • UNHCR alarmed at refugee death on Hungary-Serbia border

    news UNHCR, 06 Jun 2016 (5 years ago )
    Budapest, June 4, 2016 (UNHCR) – The UN Refugee Agency is alarmed at reports of the death of a Syrian refugee at the Hungary–Serbia border this week. UNHCR is seeking further details after being alerted about the death by the Hungarian Border Police. The man apparently drowned in the Tisza River aft...
  • How media framed Mediterranean tragedies: an analysis

    news UNHCR/Carta di Roma, 30 Aug 2016 (5 years ago )
    How media framed Mediterranean tragedies: an analysis
  • UNHCR conducts training on Refugee Law for the Libyan Coastguard and Navy

    news UNHCR, 01 Feb 2017 (4 years ago )
    Tunis, Tunisia – 1 February 2017. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is conducting a two-week course on human rights and refugee law for the Libyan Coastguard and Navy. The training is being held on an Italian ship crossing the Mediterranean Sea. “This training represents an important opportunity t...
  • UNHCR: France decision to close Calais ‘jungle’ camp welcome; Proper care in next steps crucial

    news UNHCR, 14 Oct 2016 (5 years ago )
    Earlier this month France’s President Francois Hollande announced that the informal camp for refugees and migrants in Calais, the so-called “Jungle,” will be closed in the coming days, with the camp population to be moved to centres where better help can be provided. This is welcome. The Calais ...
  • Mediterranean death toll soars to all-time high

    news UNHCR, 25 Oct 2016 (5 years ago )
    UNHCR is alarmed at the high death toll being seen this year among refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean. Already, and with two months of 2016 still to go, at least 3,740 lives are reported lost – just short of the 3,771 deaths reported for the whole of 2015. This is the worst we have see...
  • Better Protecting Refugees in the EU and Globally: UNHCR's proposals to rebuild trust through better management, partnership and solidarity

    news UNHCR, 13 Dec 2016 (5 years ago )
    The European Union (EU) needs a bold, imaginative and workable approach to overcome fragmentation and manage refugee movements effectively in accordance with international law. This paper provides a vision for how this could be achieved both within the EU and globally. The last year was exception...
  • UNHCR and UNICEF urge action in Europe to end childhood statelessness

    news UNHCR/UNICEF, 14 Feb 2019 (2 years 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...
  • Thousands of asylum-seekers moved off Greek islands

    news UNHCR, 27 Dec 2018 (3 years 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...
  • Ending Statelessness in South Eastern Europe

    news UNHCR, 25 May 2018 (3 years ago )
    As part of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) global #IBELONG Campaign to end statelessness in the world by 2024, the UNHCR Regional Representation for South Eastern Europe has produced a brochure about the situation of persons at risk of becoming stateless in this region. ...
  • IOM, UNHCR appeal for region-wide action by EU countries over Mediterranean tragedies

    news UNHCR, 27 Jun 2018 (3 years 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...