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UN agencies hail milestone as over 1000 asylum seekers relocated from Greece so far this year through EU initiative
The Government of Greece, together with UN agencies welcomed the relocation of 139 asylum seekers to Germany, bringing the total number to over 1,000.
UNHCR and hundreds of NGOs called on global leaders to ensure that refugees are included in social safety nets and support services for COVID-19.
Dr. Evan Atar Adaha, the 2018 Nansen Refugee Award winner, is helping refugees and their hosts in a remote region of South Sudan curb the spread of COVID-19.