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Displaying results 1-12 of 12 matches for query UNHCR.

1. Conditions at migrant camps improving, but arbitrary detention issues remain

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/conditions-at-migrant-camps-improving-but-arbitrary-detention-issues-remain

The UNHCR office in Cyprus said on Monday that it was pleased with the steps being taken to improve the living conditions of asylum seekers on the island, but expressed hope that additional measures will follow to tackle the multifaceted issues that emerged amid the coronavirus outbreak....

2. Report draws attention to migrant centres

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/report-draws-attention-to-migrant-centres

A report published this week by Ombudswoman Maria Stylianou-Lottides takes stock of current conditions in migrant facilities in the Republic of Cyprus, pointing out medical challenges, problems associated with weather, and asylum issues...

3. UNHCR steps in to ensure refugees in Cyprus receive proper protection

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/unhcr-steps-in-to-ensure-refugees-in-cyprus-receive-proper-protection

The UNHCR office in Cyprus has stressed that refugees must be included in the government’s planning and response to the Covid-19 pandemic, offering hands-on solutions to the myriad problems in the government’s handling of refugee and asylum procedures that have only been exacerbated by the current crisis....

4. Finland to accept 175 asylum seekers from Mediterranean 'hotspots'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/finland-to-accept-175-asylum-seekers-from-cyprus-and-other-mediterranean-countries

The government of Finland announced on Thursday that it will be accepting up to 175 asylum seekers from Cyprus, Greece, Malta and Italy, in a bid to facilitate their humanitarian situation in EU member states in the Mediterranean....

5. Greece wants floating fence to keep migrants out

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-wants-floating-fence-to-keep-migrants-out

Greece wants to install a floating barrier in the Aegean Sea to deter migrants arriving at its islands’ shores through Turkey, government officials said on Thursday....

6. Two dead in Greek migrant camp fire

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/two-dead-in-greek-migrant-camp-fire

A mother and child died in a fire started by rioting migrants at the identification and reception center of Moria on the southeastern Aegean island of Lesvos on Sunday, the state-run Athens-Macedonian News Agency has reported...

7. Syrians trapped at Ercan head to Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/syrians-trapped-at-ercan-head-to-turkey

Turkish Cypriot officials say Ankara has decided to host 50 Syrians who have been trapped in Ercan airport due to visa issues...

8. UN asks Australia to consider resettling Saudi woman who fled family

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/un-asks-australia-to-consider-resettling-saudi-woman-who-fled-family

9. Child dies after Cyprus-bound boat capsizes

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/child-dies-after-cyprus-bound-boat-capsizes

A five year-old boy aboard a vessel, carrying dozens of Syrian refugees en route to Cyprus, drowned over the weekend off the coast of Lebanon, before the Lebanese army managed to rescue all the other passengers...

10. OSCE praises Cyprus efforts to combat human trafficking

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/osce-praises-cyprus-efforts-to-combat-human-trafficking

Following the unprecedented disruption of a sex trafficking ring in Cyprus, OSCE’s Combating Trafficking in Human Beings praised the country for its progress in combating human trafficking and urged agencies to seek ways for even better coordination...

11. Pace of migrant arrivals in Greece via land from Turkey quickens

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/pace-of-migrant-arrivals-in-greece-via-land-from-turkey-quickens

More than 10,000 migrants and refugees arrived in Greece from Turkey through the northern Evros river crossing in the first half of 2018, a non governmental organisation said on Thursday, a quicker pace of arrivals compared to 2017....

12. UNHCR: Asylum seekers in Cyprus lack decent housing

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/unhcr-asylum-seekers-in-cyprus-need-decent-housing

With less than 10% of asylum-seekers accommodated at the reception centre, decent housing is a major problem thousands of asylum seekers face, a UNHCR report said...

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