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19 Mar 2019
As unaccompanied and separated asylum-seeking, refugee and migrant children form a significant part of the refugee and migrant population who are still arriving in Serbia, the number of unaccompanied children is changing substantially and accounts...
14 Feb 2019
UNHCR together with the funding from the EU has been running KEDU, an informal school on Kos, Greece for children refugees living there. Xenia Passa, a protection officer with UNHCR explained “it is important for refugee children to find normalcy in...
02 Feb 2019
The UNHCR published a new report urging authorities to end detention of children for immigration purposes, integrate children in their national systems, and provide them with the guardianship systems. Unaccompanied children should be provided with...
26 May 2017
'ECRE' recently spotlighted the conclusion of the decision of the Italian Council of State, which rendered an annulment of the transferring of an individual seeking asylum in Hungary, and had acted in compliance under the Dublin Regulation. The...
20 Sep 2016
Over 300,000 refugees and migrants have made the dangerous Mediterranean sea crossing so far this year, according to figures released by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency today. “This is considerably lower than the 520,000 registered sea arrivals during...
15 Jul 2016
Reuters reports that the UN calls for Hungarian authorities to launch a thorough investigation into claims that Hungarian police have used brutal tactics in their efforts to force migrants back into Serbia. The new law, which permits Hungarian...
06 Jun 2016
UNHCR is calling for investigation after the death of a Syrian man who drowned trying to cross the Tisza river in between Serbia and Hungary. The UN agencie together with partner organisations also collected more than 100 cases of violence and abuse...
11 Jan 2016
UNHCR reports on how the work of Huda Al-Shabsogh, a UNHCR field officer on the Greek island of Lesvos, changed lives of unaccompanied refugee minors at Lesvos. While working at Lesvos, Huda interviewed the children to determine their individual...
866,000 asylum applications were recorded in 2014 (+45%than the year before). This is the fourth consecutive annual increase
05 Apr 2015
'Vox' reports statistics of the UN  High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), that shows the number of people who register for asylum every year in 44 developed countries. There haven't been this many people seeking asylum in developed countries since...

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