Tag: UNHCR

UNHCR, IOM insist on common EU approach to migration and asylum

On the eve of the launch of the European Commission’s new Pact on Migration and Asylum, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the International Organisation for Migration are appealing to the EU to ensure a truly joint and principled approach that addressed all aspects of migration and asylum governance.

ICS, UNHCR and IOM call on states to end crisis onboard...

ICS, UNHCR and IOM said that governments have been refusing permission for the ship’s Master to disembark the migrants and refugees who fled Libya, in contravention of international law.

UNHCR, IOM call for urgent disembarkation of rescued migrants and refugees

The UNHCR and the International Organisation of Migration have called for the disembarkation of over 400 rescued migrants and refugees currently on board three vessels in the central Mediterranean around Malta.

IOM, UNHCR insist on urgent action after 45 die off Libyan...

The International Organisation for Migration and the UNHCR are insisting that search and rescue capacity in the central Mediterranean should be strengthened with urgency after at least 45 migrants and refugees died off the Libyan coast on Monday as they sought to reach safety in Europe.

Provide asylum seekers with clear access to justice, UNHCR recommends

Migrants and refugees who have reached countries of destination including through resettlement should be provided with clear, voluntary, and confidential opportunities for access to justice, the UNHCR and the Danish Refugee Council through its Mixed Migration Centre have recommended to country of destination.

Man sets himself on fire outside U.N. refugee agency – spokeswoman

A man set himself on fire outside the U.N. refugee agency headquarters in Geneva on Wednesday and was evacuated by medical services,...

Over 50 asylum seekers in distress off coast of Libya

Over 50 asylum seekers are in distress in a capsized boat off the Libyan Coast, the rescue assistance phoneline AlarmPhone, has tweeted.

UNHCR says at least 40 feared dead or missing in shipwreck...

About 40 people are feared dead or missing after the latest wreck of a boat carrying migrants bound for Europe off the coast of...

UNHCR urges Europe to allow 507 rescued passengers to disembark

The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, has called on European governments to allow the immediate disembarkation of 507 people recently rescued in the Mediterranean who...

‘Migrants and refugees in Tripoli detention centres need to be evacuated’...

The United Nations Refugee Agency is urging the ‘immediate release’ of migrants and refugees around Tripoli, to safety.UNHCR makes the call after an airstrike...