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EU mobilizes international donors to support #Venezuela refugees and migrants and countries in the region

EU mobilizes international donors to support #Venezuela refugees and migrants and countries in the region

| May 28, 2020

On 26 May, the European Union and the Spanish Government convened the International Donors’ Conference in solidarity with Venezuelan refugees and migrants and countries in the region, with the support of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). International donors pledged a total of €2.544 billion (of […]

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#UNHCR and #IOM urge European states to disembark rescued migrants and refugees on board the Captain Morgan vessels

#UNHCR and #IOM urge European states to disembark rescued migrants and refugees on board the Captain Morgan vessels

| May 22, 2020

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), are calling on Malta and other European States to speed efforts to bring some 160 rescued refugees and migrants, who remain at sea on board two Captain Morgan vessels, on to dry land and to safety. A separate group of 21 people, mostly […]

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EU channels further assistance to #Greece to protect refugees and migrants #Coronavirus

EU channels further assistance to #Greece to protect refugees and migrants #Coronavirus

| May 13, 2020

In response to a request from Greece via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, Czechia, Denmark, France and the Netherlands have offered customized containers for shelter and medical care for refugees and migrants in Greece at risk of coronavirus. This follows support already provided by Austria via the Mechanism. The EU will co-ordinate and co-finance the delivery […]

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#Migration – First unaccompanied children relocated from Greece to Luxembourg

#Migration – First unaccompanied children relocated from Greece to Luxembourg

| April 16, 2020

The first relocations of unaccompanied migrant children from the Greek islands have taken place. 12 children are being relocated to Luxembourg as part of a scheme organized by the Commission and the Greek authorities, with the support of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the European […]

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MEPs call for solidarity and measures to prevent #Coronavirus crisis in refugee camps

MEPs call for solidarity and measures to prevent #Coronavirus crisis in refugee camps

| April 6, 2020

Migrants who arrived on the island of Lesbos waiting to board a Greek navy ship in Mytilene ©Costas Baltas/Reuters/Adobe Stock  The situation of refugees in Greece calls for a concerted EU response to avoid a Covid-19 outbreak, according to MEPs on the civil liberties committee. As Europe grapples with the challenges of the coronavirus crisis, […]

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Human Rights Commissioner Mijatović calls for release of immigration detainees while #COVID-19 crisis continues

Human Rights Commissioner Mijatović calls for release of immigration detainees while #COVID-19 crisis continues

| March 26, 2020

“I call on all Council of Europe member states to review the situation of rejected asylum seekers and irregular migrants in immigration detention, and to release them to the maximum extent possible,” writes Human Rights Commissioner Dunja Mijatović. “In the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic, many member states have had to suspend forced returns […]

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#IOM and #UNHCR announce temporary suspension of resettlement travel for refugees

#IOM and #UNHCR announce temporary suspension of resettlement travel for refugees

| March 18, 2020

As countries drastically reduce entry into their territories owing to the COVID-19 global health crisis, and restrictions around international air travel are introduced, travel arrangements for resettling refugees are currently subject to severe disruptions. Some states have also placed a hold on resettlement arrivals given their public health situation, which impacts on their capacity to […]

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