Refugee deaths in the Mediterranean have soared

Refugee deaths in the Mediterranean have soared

GENEVA – A year ago today a photograph of Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi’s small body washed up on a Turkish beach drew the world’s attention to the shocking danger and unfathomable loss experienced by thousands of refugees desperately trying to reach safety in Europe by...
Hellenic Rescue Team lands 2016 Nansen Award

Hellenic Rescue Team lands 2016 Nansen Award

The Hellenic Rescue Team’s (HRT) tireless efforts to rescue refugees across the Greek islands have earned the recognition they deserve, after the organization was named as one of two winners of UNHCR’s 2016 Nansen Refugee Award. When flimsy, dilapidated boats...
Winners of the 2016 Nansen Refugee Award Announced

Winners of the 2016 Nansen Refugee Award Announced

Konstantinos Mitragas on behalf of the Hellenic Rescue Team (HRT) and Efi Latsoudi, the human rights activist behind “PIKPA village” on the Greek island of Lesvos, are joint winners of UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award 2016. The award recognizes their tireless voluntary...
Hundreds suffer at Hungary-Serbia border

Hundreds suffer at Hungary-Serbia border

RÖSZKE, Hungary – Sayed Parwez Ahmadi looks concerned as he puts another twig on the fire burning in front of their family tent in the makeshift camp near Röszke on the Hungary-Serbia border. His wife, brother and two cousins pull closer to the flames, as the...

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