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  • Refugee chefs serve up success at food festival

    news UNHCR, 31 May 2018 (hace 2 años )
    GENEVA, Switzerland – The third Refugee Food Festival is coming to 14 cities around the world in June, bringing locals and refugee chefs together to share food and friendship. First launched in Paris in 2016, this year’s festival will see over 100 restaurants in cities including New York, Amsterd...
  • UNHCR urges Hungary to withdraw draft law impacting refugees

    news UNHCR, 29 May 2018 (hace 2 años )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling on the Government of Hungary to withdraw a package of laws set to be introduced in the Hungarian Parliament that would significantly restrict the ability of NGOs and individuals to support asylum-seekers and refugees. UNHCR is seriously concerned that these p...
  • Refugees and music students strike a chord in Vienna

    news UNHCR, 25 May 2018 (hace 2 años )
    VIENNA, Austria - On a Saturday night at the Schwarzberg music pub, the crowd is going wild. Refugees are jamming with music students who have been teaching the newcomers how to play their instruments. Milad Osman, 23, from Afghanistan, is playing a short piano solo on the stage, even though he h...
  • Ending Statelessness in South Eastern Europe

    news UNHCR, 25 May 2018 (hace 2 años )
    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. ...
  • UNHCR appeals to Greece over situation at Evros

    news UNHCR, 27 Apr 2018 (hace 2 años )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling on the Greek Government to urgently improve conditions and expand reception capacity, following a recent rise in arrivals at Evros via the land border with Turkey. Hundreds of people are at present being held in police detention facilities. Some 2,900 peop...
  • UNHCR and OECD launch action plan to boost refugee employment

    news UNHCR, 24 Apr 2018 (hace 2 años )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the OECD, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, is launching today an innovative action plan to expand employment opportunities for refugees. The document not only identifies the challenges, opportunities and best practices in the integratio...
  • UNHCR Desperate Journeys report provides snapshot of changing refugee movements to Europe

    news UNHCR, 12 Apr 2018 (hace 2 años )
    Despite a drop in the number of refugees and migrants reaching Europe last year, the dangers many face along the way have in some cases increased, according to a new report by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, setting out changing patterns of movement. The Desperate Journeys report found that sea arr...
  • Hungary: UNHCR dismayed over further border restrictions and draft law targeting NGOs working with asylum-seekers and refugees

    news UNHCR, 16 Feb 2018 (hace 2 años )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, expressed today its dismay over recent additional restrictions at border crossing points, which have further reduced access to territory, for asylum-seekers and refugees. It also called the Government of Hungary to withdraw a proposed bill that would deprive people flee...
  • Over 1,000 refugees evacuated out of Libya by UNHCR

    news UNHCR, 15 Feb 2018 (hace 2 años )
    Since November, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has evacuated over 1,000 highly vulnerable refugees out of Libya and is looking for durable solutions for them in third countries. On Tuesday, a flight departed from Tripoli bound for, Niamey, Niger, carrying 128 refugees and on Wednesday, a second plane...
  • Refugee women and children face heightened risk of sexual violence amid tensions and overcrowding at reception facilities on Greek islands

    news UNHCR, 09 Feb 2018 (hace 2 años )
    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Cécile Pouilly – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is very concerned by reports from asylum seekers of sexual harassment and violence in sub-...