UNHCR calls for stronger EU action on refugees

UNHCR calls for stronger EU action on refugees

In a paper presented to the European Union (EU) today, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, called for a far-reaching reform of Europe’s global engagement with refugees, including the European asylum system. UNHCR called on Europe to offer more strategic and targeted support...
UNHCR airlift to Uganda as thousands flee South Sudan

UNHCR airlift to Uganda as thousands flee South Sudan

Thousands of refugees fleeing violence and human rights violations in South Sudan benefit from major aid operation with an airlift into Uganda. KAMPALA, Uganda – Thousands of refugees fleeing violence and human rights violations in South Sudan have begun to benefit...
UNHCR calls on EU states to increase pledges

UNHCR calls on EU states to increase pledges

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. One year ago, the European Union (EU) and Member States agreed on a two-year plan...
Hungary sending asylum seekers back to Serbia

Hungary sending asylum seekers back to Serbia

RÖSZKE, Hungary – The UN Refugee Agency said today it was deeply concerned that asylum-seekers were reportedly being forced back across the border into Serbia under new Hungarian regulations and called for an investigation into reports that they were being subjected...

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