UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is encouraged by Hungary’s decision to release asylum-seekers detained in the two border transit zones, and transfer them to regular reception facilities in the country, following last week’s judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).
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.
This year the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the Czech Republic recognized 16 refugees and asylum seekers who have achieved excellent academic performance in Czech schools. This traditional UNHCR event takes place every two years on World Refugee Day. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports began overseeing the ceremonies in 2004.
Marking World Refugee Day, UNHCR has launched a billboard campaign on the streets and metro stations of Budapest to raise awareness of refugees
Omar Sharifullah has carved out a livelihood that supports both his own family in Hungary and traditional artisans in Afghanistan