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  • Les autorités ivoiriennes ont plaidé pour l’invocation de la clause de cessation de statut de réfugié ivoirien, lors de la 70e session du Comité exécutif de l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) qui se déroule actuellement à Genève.
    highlight 08 Oct 2019 (2 years ago)
    Egypt Cameroon Cote d'Ivoire Liberia Angola Austria Belgium Benin Brazil Canada France Gambia United Kingdom Germany Ghana Greece Guinea Italy Mauritania Mali Morocco Netherlands Niger Nigeria Senegal Spain Switzerland Togo United States of America Algeria
  • Refugees and migrants attempting to reach Europe via the Mediterranean Sea lost their lives at an alarming rate in 2018, as cuts in search and rescue operations reinforced its position as the world’s deadliest sea crossing. The latest ‘Desperate Journeys’ report, released today by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says six lives were lost on average every day. An estimated 2,275 died or went missing crossing the Mediterranean in 2018, despite a major drop in the number of arrivals reaching European shores. In total, 139,300 refugees and migrants arrived in Europe, the lowest number in five years.
    highlight 30 Jan 2019 (2 years ago)
    Cyprus Greece Italy Malta Spain / Various - Refugees/Migrants
  • UNHCR welcomes Malta disembarkation of Sea Watch and Sea Eye passengers, calls for better, predictable approach
    highlight 09 Jan 2019 (2 years ago)
    Italy Malta Spain / Various - Refugees/Migrants
  • UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, applauds Spain for its actions today in bringing to an end a sea-rescue crisis on the Mediterranean after a ship, the Aquarius, was refused permission to land and disembark elsewhere more than 600 rescued people. After spending over a week at sea, and with some having been transferred from the Aquarius to two Italian ships, the over 600 people were finally disembarked today in the port of Valencia, where their needs will be assessed, including identifying any who might be at risk and in need of international protection. UNHCR has offered support to the Spanish authorities. “We’re grateful this ordeal is over for all involved, but this incident is something that should never have happened in the first place,” said Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. “Rescue at sea is too important a principle to jeopardize, and any wavering about disembarkation presents grave peril not just to refugees and migrants but to anyone in difficulty at sea.” UNHCR advocates for assured and predictable regional disembarkation in situations of rescue at sea - and following disembarkation, for proper responsibility sharing arrangements, to avoid situations in which countries are penalized by being left to manage processing and follow up alone. UNHCR is ready to work with States of the Mediterranean to achieve this.
    highlight 17 Jun 2018 (3 years ago)
    Spain / Various - Refugees/Migrants