Early this morning 102 men, women and children were rescued and brought to Malta by the Armed Forces of Malta.
A package of EU legislation on asylum has been adopted after long negotiations. UNHCR welcomes this achievement, which represents an important step forward towards the establishment of a Common European Asylum System (CEAS).
UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres on Friday wrapped up the annual meeting of his organization’s governing body with a fresh call for international solidarity and support as UNHCR responds to a proliferation of new emergencies.
The UN refugee agency on Friday issued new guidelines on the detention of asylum-seekers and said UNHCR was concerned at its growing use in a number of countries.
UNHCR welcomes all cooperation efforts that can contribute to effective rescue at sea operations, access to territory and protection.
The UNHCR Malta office has published a survey on perceptions in Malta regarding refugees and migrants. The report presents a picture of how refugees are viewed and received by the population in Malta. It describes to what extent interaction is happening at the local...