Refugees/Migrants Emergency Response - Mediterranean

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  Media Covering Refugee Crisis

UNHCR welcomes announcement of Independent Paralympic Team comprising two refugees
UNHCR , 26 Aug 2016
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, warmly welcomes today’s announcement by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) of two refugees who will compete as a team in the upcoming 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The participation of a first-ever refugee team in the Paralympic Games is an exam...
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End of large scale pre-registration on mainland Greece
UNHCR / Greek Asylum Service / EASO, 01 Aug 2016
Athens, 1 August 2016 The Asylum Service announces that the operation to pre-register applications for international protection on mainland Greece, through the dedicated registration centres that were temporarily set up, has now come to an end. Those who have not been able to pre-register yet ...
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Over 15,500 asylum seekers pre-registered on mainland Greece
UNHCR, 01 Jul 2016
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 1 July 2016, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. By: William Spindler | 1 July 2016 | A large-scale exercise to pre-register asylum seekers on m...
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Joint Press Release: The pre-registration of asylum seekers in the Greek mainland is starting today
UNHCR / Greek Asylum Service / EASO, 08 Jun 2016
Athens, 08/06/2016 The Asylum Service is launching today a large scale operation to pre-register applications for international protection, offering the possibility to third country nationals in mainland Greece to ask for asylum in the country, for family reunification or relocation to another EU m...
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UNHCR alarmed at refugee death on Hungary-Serbia border
UNHCR, 06 Jun 2016
Budapest, June 4, 2016 (UNHCR) – The UN Refugee Agency is alarmed at reports of the death of a Syrian refugee at the Hungary–Serbia border this week. UNHCR is seeking further details after being alerted about the death by the Hungarian Border Police. The man apparently drowned in the Tisza River...
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  Upcoming Events


Monday, 19th September 2016

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

WASH/Shelter Coordination Meeting - VASILIKA/KTIMA KORDOGIANNI
Location: Vasilika Site
Description: Site Level Meeting
Chaired By: UNHCR
Contact: Argiro Pantelidi (pantella@unhcr.org)




11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Inter-Sector WG - THESSALONIKI
Location: Ministry of Macedonia and Thrace, Room 220
Chaired By: MoMP






11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Distribution Coordination Meeting - LEROS
Location: Kinezos Cafe
Description: Sub-National Meeting
Chaired By: UNHCR
Contact: Rodrigo de la Barra (delabarr@unhcr.org)


11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Education Working Group - ATHENS
Location: UNHCR Office (91 Michalakopoulou Street, 115 28 Athens)
Description: National Level
Chaired By: UNHCR
Contact: Else Abildtrup Oestergaard (abildtru@unhcr.org)


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Health/Protection Coordination Meeting - FRAKAPORT
Location: Frakaport Site
Description: Site Level Meeting
Chaired By: UNHCR
Contact: Fay Sidiroglou (sidirogl@unhcr.org)



11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

General Coordination Meeting - CHIOS
Location: Municipality
Chaired By: Municipality
Contact: Barbara Colzi (colzi@unhcr.org)


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

General Coordination Meeting - FRAKAPORT
Location: Frakaport Site
Description: Site Level Meeting
Chaired By: IMC
Contact: Fay Sidiroglou (sidirogl@unhcr.org)



3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Food WG - KOS
Location: UNHCR Office in Kos - Triton Hotel
Description: Sub-National WG
Chaired By: UNHCR
Contact: Marco Procaccini (procacci@unhcr.org)



  Highlights

End of large scale pre-registration on mainland Greece
01 Aug 2016
More than 15,500 asylum-seekers currently living on mainland Greece have now received temporary cards, valid for one year
04 Jul 2016
GREECE: UNHCR concerned at conditions in new refugee sites and urges that alternatives be found
27 May 2016
UN Refugee Agency kicked off a series of training workshops this week in Greece to provide additional tools on how to strengthen coordination
16 May 2016
Greek Asylum Service will start soon registration of asylum seekers residing in open reception facilities in the mainland with support by UNHCR and EASO
14 May 2016