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UNHCR concerned over refugee conditions on Greek islands

Sokratis - Jan 07, 2017

The United Nations refugee agency is urging Greek authorities to quickly move asylum-seekers to the mainland from overcrowded facilities on Greek islands, saying conditions remain bad and…

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Chios camp violence of ‘serious concern,’ says UNHCR

makis - Nov 18, 2016

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Friday issued a statement expressing “serious concern” over recent violence at the Souda migrant reception center on the Aegean…

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UNHCR Grandi praises Greek response to the refugee crisis

makis - Aug 24, 2016

The High Commissioner of the UN’s Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi met with the President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on…

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New migrant centers ‘substandard,’ UNHCR says

Sokratis - May 28, 2016

Despite the evacuation of refugees from the sprawling makeshift border camp of Idomeni in northern Greece on Thursday, the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) expressed serious…

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UNHCR says won’t work in Greek ‘detention centers’ in swipe at EU-Turkey deal

makis - Mar 22, 2016

The United Nations refugee agency dealt a blow to EU efforts to stem the biggest humanitarian crisis in generations on Tuesday, saying it would no longer assist…

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Tsipras and UNHCR Grandi discuss refugee crisis developments

makis - Feb 24, 2016

The Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has arranged to meet with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi in order to discuss the refugee crisis. A press…