Showing posts with label UNHCR. Show all posts
Showing posts with label UNHCR. Show all posts

Friday, October 30, 2015

Worsening weather off coast of Lesvos leads to tragedy for refugees and migrants trying to reach Greece

UN,  29 October 2015 – At least 15 people have died and some 38 others are missing in five incidents involving smuggler boats carrying hundreds of refugees and migrants by sea between Turkey and the Greek islands, according to the United Nations refugee agency.

Monday, October 26, 2015

European leaders agree on tackling refugee flow along Western Balkans route

Leaders from 11 European countries on Sunday agreed on a 17-point plan of action to tackle challenges arising from refugee flows along the Western Balkans route...

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Croatia allows thousands stranded at Serbian border to cross

Croatia allowed thousands of migrants who were stuck at the border with Serbia to cross into its territory late Monday afternoon, having earlier dramatically slowed the number of crossings, an AFP photographer saw.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Warning against ‘toxic public debates,’ UN official urges global compact on refugee and asylum matters

UN,  8 October 2015 – The top protection expert in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today warned of a growing risk to people fleeing conflict and persecution and called for “an all-out effort to ensure that protection, and in particular the institution of asylum, remains life-saving, non-political, and fundamentally humanitarian.”

Thursday, October 1, 2015

UN expects 700,000 migrant arrivals in Europe this year, same in 2016

The UN refugee agency said Oct.1 that it was expecting 700,000 migrants and refugees to reach Europe via the Mediterranean sea this year and projected at least the same amount again in 2016.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Iraqi asylum seekers in Jordan hesitant to travel to Europe

Hanna Yussef dreams of following thousands of fellow Iraqi Christians to refuge in Europe, abandoning a precarious existence in Jordan, where he has lived since fleeing Islamist violence at home.

Friday, September 18, 2015

UNHCR warns EU about migrant crisis

The U.N. refugee agency on Friday urged the European Union to grasp a last chance to resolve the refugee crisis next week as the migrant numbers in Europe will build up in coming days and their flows may fragment further into new routes.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

European Nations Breaking Geneva Convention Over Refugees

Many countries in Europe – already under fire for suspending the Schengen agreement and Dublin rules over the migrant and refugee crisis – have been accused by the United Nations Refugee Agency of breaking the Geneva Convention on refugees.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Friday, August 7, 2015

Migrant crisis 'surpasses' Greek abilities, EU must help

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday said a huge influx of migrants and refugees "surpassed" his debt-hit country's abilities as he announced a raft of measures and asked for EU help to handle the crisis.

Migrant 'chaos' on Greek islands (UN refugee agency)

The refugee crisis on three Greek islands near Turkey is "total chaos", the UN refugee agency UNHCR says.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Η Ελλάδα να «ξυπνήσει» και να βοηθήσει τους πρόσφυγες (UNHCR)

Οι ελληνικές Αρχές πρέπει να «ξυπνήσουν» και να κάνουν περισσότερα ώστε να φιλοξενήσουν τον όλο και μεγαλύτερο αριθμό προσφύγων και μεταναστών που καταφθάνουν στη χώρα μας, δήλωσε σήμερα Παρασκευή ο διευθυντής του ευρωπαϊκού γραφείου της Ύπατης Αρμοστείας του ΟΗΕ για τους Πρόσφυγες, Βανσάν Κοσετέλ.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

UN agency urges Greece to assume full responsibility for refugees

The UN Refugee Agency ( UNHCR) said Friday that it was extremely concerned about the situation in Greece, which has been hosting more than 100,000 refugees this year, said a UN spokesperson at a daily news briefing.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Saturday, July 11, 2015

With some 1,000 refugees arriving daily, Greek islands under 'severe strain,' warns UN agency

UN, 10 July 2015 – Close to 1,000 refugees are now arriving on the Greek islands every day, creating an unprecedented emergency for Greece and other countries, the UN refugee agency warned on Friday.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Greek islands under ‘tremendous strain’ as hundreds of refugees arrive daily (UN)

UN, 16 June 2015 – More than 55,000 refugees have arrived in the Greek islands so far this year, with hundreds arriving every day in inflatable dinghies and wooden boats, putting a “tremendous strain” on the communities that receive them and worsening conditions for the new arrivals, the United Nations refugee agency said today.

UN says 23,000 refugees fled to Turkey from Syria this month

Some 23,000 people have fled from Syria to Turkey between June 3 and 15, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Migrants and refugees on Western Balkans route at increasing risk (UNHCR)

GENEVA, June 12 (UNHCR) – Increasing numbers of refugees and migrants using the less well known "Western Balkans route" to reach Europe are facing growing risks, including abuse, violence, and accidents while walking along remote train tracks.

Friday, May 29, 2015

UNHCR concerned at obstacles facing thousands fleeing Ramadi

GENEVA, May 29 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency on Friday said it was deeply concerned about the desperate situation for thousands of people fleeing fighting in the central Iraqi city of Ramadi who continue to face challenges reaching safe areas.

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.