Tag Archives: U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees

Violence, Teargas at European Border ‘Matter of Great Worry’ – U.N.

New York, N.Y. The United Nations refugee agency today expressed concern about yesterday’s violence at the border between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia near Eidomeni and the extensive scenes of teargas in use. Little boys warm up by a fire outside the camping tent that has been provided for them by humanitarian […]

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‘Looming’ Refugee Crisis as Women Flee Central America

New York, N.Y.  Women in Central America and Mexico are fleeing their countries in rising numbers to escape a surge in deadly, unchecked gang violence, fuelling a looming refugee crisis in the Americas that demands urgent and concerted action by the States of the region, the United Nations refugee agency is warning. At the Casa […]

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Top U.N. Refugee Official Thanks Greece for Response to Arrivals

New York, N.Y. During a two-day mission to Greece – the main European Union entry point for nearly 450,000 refugees and migrants so far this year – the United Nations’ most senior refugee official said he had witnessed the improved humanitarian response mounted by Greek local authorities and civil society while lamenting the continued lack […]

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