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MEDITERRANEAN / MIGRANT CRISIS REPORT

The large majority of the record 137,000 people who crossed the Mediterranean Sea into Europe during the first six months of 2015 were fleeing from war, conflict or persecution, making the Mediterranean crisis primarily a refugee crisis, a UNHCR report released today concludes. UNHCR / FILE

1 Jul 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / BURUNDI REFUGEES

With just a couple of days to go before scheduled parliamentary elections in Burundi on Monday, the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, says that neighbouring countries have seen a steady increase in the number of refugees arriving from Burundi. UNTV CH / UNIFEED

26 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / EU MIGRANTS DECISION

United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) welcomed the decision by the European Council to relocate 40,000 people in need of international protection and to resettle 20,000 refugees. UNTV CH

26 Jun 2015 | Read More »

TURKEY / WORLD REFUGEE DAY

Marking World Refugee Day, the UNHCR High Commissioner, Antonio Guterres, along with Special Envoy Angelina Jolie, visited the Midyat  camp in south-eastern Turkey, the home  of thousands of refugees from conflicts in Syria and Iraq.  UNHCR

22 Jun 2015 | Read More »

UNHCR / GLOBAL TRENDS WRAP

The international community is experiencing a dramatic shift in the situation facing the world's refugees as a global surge in war, conflict and persecution has caused a record number of people to flee their homes in search of safety, the United Nations refugee agency reported today. UNHCR

18 Jun 2015 | Read More »

ITALY / REFUGEES IRISH VESSEL

As of June, there have been around 112,000 refugee and migrant arrivals in Europe via the Mediterranean in 2015. On Tuesday, an Irish navy vessel rescued  400 people, bringing them to Southern Italy. Among them were children and pregnant women. UNHCR

17 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GREECE / REFUGEES COASTGUARD RESCUE

In Greece, record numbers of refugees are continuing to arrive in rubber dinghies and wooden boats on Lesbos, straining the island's capacity, services and resources. Some are rescued by the Greek coastguards, others arrive on the northern tip of the island and have to walk almost 70 KM to reach the capital of the island, [...]

15 Jun 2015 | Read More »

S. SUDAN / SPORT FOR PEACE

Thousands of young people living in UN Protection of Civilians area today participated in "Sport for Peace" activities. UNMISS  

2 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / S. SUDAN DISPLACEMENT

The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan is continuing with more than 100,000 people having been forced from their homes over the last two months due to heavy fighting in the country's Unity and Upper Nile states.  UNTV CH

2 Jun 2015 | Read More »

INDONESIA / ROHINGYA

In May 2015 more than 1,800 people from Myanmar and Bangladesh arrived by boat in Aceh, Indonesia. UNHCR

1 Jun 2015 | Read More »

 

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