Amidst an increasingly volatile security situation in Tripoli, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency successfully evacuated 85 people, refugees from Syria, Sudan and Eritrea, to Timisoara, Romania. Here they will spend a few weeks at UNHCR’s Emergency Transit Facility before flying onwards to Norway.
Hungary: UNHCR dismayed over further border restrictions and draft law targeting NGOs working with asylum-seekers and refugees
UNHCR calls on the Government to withdraw a proposed bill that would deprive refugees of vital support from NGOs and civil society.
One of the UN Refugee Agency’s top officials today expressed appreciation to the Bulgarian authorities for their efforts to improve reception conditions since 2014 and called on Bulgaria to ensure that people forced to flee war and persecution can enter the country, have their asylum claims processed fairly, and find the protection they need.
UNHCR supplies virtual reality goggles to give Croatian teenagers a 3D experience of life in a refugee camp.
Politician Marcin Święcicki matched words with deeds when he and his wife took a refugee family into their home.
UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Emi Mahmoud, who is a world champion slam poet, performed at the huge Sziget music festival held on an island in the Danube River.