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Contributions to UNHCR
Latvia has been donating to UNHCR on a regular basis since 2012. Between 2013 and 2015, Latvia annually contributed an important unearmarked donation of EUR 15,000. In 2016, Latvia earmarked its entire funding to UNHCR’s large-scale humanitarian operations in the Middle East, to strengthen the overall response to the needs erupting from the Syria emergency. In 2015, Latvia granted a total of EUR 115,000 to UNHCR of which EUR 100,000 were allocated to the Ukraine situation and the Syria emergency. In 2014, Latvia nearly doubled its support to UNHCR and funded operations addressing the devastating impact of the outbreak of violence in Iraq and people affected by the conflict inside Ukraine.
UNHCR: alleviating suffering and overcrowding in Greek islands’ reception centres must be part of the emergency response
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for urgent action to improve conditions and ensure humane solutions for asylum seekers in reception centres in the Aegean islands, including in the new emergency site on Lesvos. In the aftermath of the series of blazes that devastated the Moria Reception and Identification […]
UNHCR and IOM call for a truly common and principled approach to European migration and asylum policies
On the eve of the launch of the presentation of the European Commission’s new Pact on Migration and Asylum, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the International Organization for Migration, are appealing to the European Union (EU) to ensure a truly joint and principled approach that addresses all aspects […]
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Shabia Mantoo – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is shocked and saddened at events on Lesvos island this week where […]