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20 Oct 2018 description

Face à des conditions de sécurité de plus en plus instables à Tripoli, le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, a réussi mardi soir (16 octobre) à évacuer 135 personnes depuis la Libye vers le Niger.

Parmi les personnes évacuées, beaucoup étaient maintenues depuis plusieurs mois dans des centres de détention et souffraient de problèmes liés à la malnutrition ou étaient en mauvaise santé. Elles sont à présent hébergées dans un Mécanisme de transit d’urgence du HCR jusqu’à ce que d’autres solutions puissent êtres trouvées pour ces personnes.

19 Oct 2018 description

How a Syrian drama student found himself performing on stage in Verdi’s ‘Don Carlos’.

By Josie Le Blond in Nottuln, Germany | 19 October 2018

Koutaiba Al Rahmoon tap-dances across the stage in cut-off trousers and a kitsch Christmas jumper. The Syrian drama student had never performed before coming to Europe. Four years later, he’s perfectly at home in the wacky world of modern German opera.

18 Oct 2018 description

By Leo Dobbs in Athens, Greece

Obada “Ibo” Al-Nassar, saved from the sea himself two years ago, joined in the rescue operation when the Greek coastal resort of Mati was engulfed by deadly wildfires.

Among the rescuers who converged on the Greek coastal resort of Mati in July as hundreds fled deadly wildfires was a 23-year-old Syrian refugee, himself saved from a watery grave last year.

18 Oct 2018 description

Amidst an increasingly volatile security situation in Tripoli, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency successfully evacuated 135 people out of Libya to Niger on Tuesday night (16 October).

Many of the evacuated had been held in detention centres for several months and were suffering from the effects of malnutrition and poor health. They are currently being hosted in UNHCR’s Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) until further solutions for them are found.

18 Oct 2018 description

En prévision de la réunion des chefs d'État et de gouvernement de l’Union européenne (UE) cette semaine, le HCR, l'Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, et l'OIM, l'Organisation internationale pour les migrations, lancent un appel conjoint aux dirigeants européens en vue de l'adoption urgente de mesures destinées à réduire le nombre de noyades sans précédent survenues en Méditerranée cette année.

17 Oct 2018 description

I: Introduction:

UNHCR and OCHA issued the Joint UNHCR – OCHA Note on Mixed Situations: Coordination in Practice on 24 April 2014 and three subsequent joint letters (29 September 2015 / 2 September 2016 / 5 June 2018, see annex) stating the respective accountabilities, roles and responsibilities of the Humanitarian Coordinator and UNHCR Representative in mixed situations (where the populations of humanitarian concern include refugees, IDPs, and other affected groups).

17 Oct 2018 description

Ahead of this week’s meeting of European Union (EU) Heads of State and Government, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the UN Migration Agency, are together appealing to European leaders to urgently take steps to address this year’s record rate of drownings on the Mediterranean Sea.

17 Oct 2018 description

This dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response and highlights trends affecting people in need. The Protection Sector in Lebanon aims to achieve the following results: OUTCOME 1: Persons displaced from Syria have their basic rights (incl.

16 Oct 2018 description

At the end of his mission to assess the regional impact of Venezuelans leaving their country, Filippo Grandi commits to more cooperation with host governments.

By Marta Martinez from Quito, Ecuador | 16 October 2018

16 Oct 2018 description

Summary Statistics

Total number of places 25,744
Actual capacity 21,903
Current population 21,551
Occupancy rate 98.4%

15 Oct 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

"Access to education is a fundamental human right. It is essential to the acquisition of knowledge and to the full development of the human personality, as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states. More than that, education makes us more resilient and independent individuals."
Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

15 Oct 2018 description

Arrivals

This week, 654 people arrived on the Aegean islands, a decrease from last week’s 926 arrivals and from last year’s 1,268 arrivals during the same period.
The average daily arrivals this week equalled 93, compared to 132 in the previous week.

Population on the Islands

14 Oct 2018 description

Engage in advocacy to enhance the enabling environment such that refugees have legal and de facto access to decent work (such as through rights to work, own a business, access financial services, land/property ownership, and freedom of mobility).

Partner with and convene expert entities to facilitate inclusion of refugees into existing programmes/services.

13 Oct 2018 description

The UN Refugee Agency has been working in Ukraine since 1994 and established a country office the following year. A host country agreement was signed in September 1996.

Ukraine acceded to the 1951 Convention relating to the status of refugees and the 1967 Protocol in 2002. A 2011 law regulates the treatment of refugees and other persons of concern in Ukraine.

In 2013, Ukraine acceded to the two UN Conventions relating to the status of stateless persons (1954) and on the reduction of statelessness (1961).

KEY POPULATION FIGURES

12 Oct 2018 description

KEY INDICATORS

2,505 Registered intentions to seek asylum in Serbia

28% of registered refugees and migrants were minors

102 Applications for asylum

2 Persons granted refugee status

5 Persons granted subsidiary protection

12 Oct 2018 description

Engage in advocacy to enhance the enabling environment such that refugees have legal and de facto access to decent work (such as through rights to work, own a business, access financial services, land/property ownership, and freedom of mobility).

Partner with and convene expert entities to facilitate inclusion of refugees into existing programmes/services.

  • Conduct consultations with different types of stakeholders, such as:

12 Oct 2018 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Catherine Stubberfield – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.