United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Press Releases


Here you can find the latest press releases issued by UNHCR in the Baltic and Nordic countries.

Under Briefing Notes you will find the bi-weekly briefings on important developments, given by a UNHCR spokesperson in Geneva.

UNHCR and partners seeking $US274 million to meet acute needs of those fleeing the Central African Republic

Press Release  17 April 2014

As instability and violence continue to plague the Central African Republic, UNHCR and 14 other humanitarian agencies are asking donors to fund emergency operations in support of the growing number of people who have been fleeing from CAR since December last year.

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Bulgaria: UNHCR says asylum conditions improved, warns against transfer of vulnerable people

Press Release  15 April 2014

UNHCR has today updated our guidance on the situation for refugees and asylum-seekers in Bulgaria. UNHCR is lifting the call for the temporary suspension of all Dublin transfers of asylum-seekers to Bulgaria that we made in January this year.

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Mediterranean crossings rise in first months of 2014, many fleeing war and persecution

Press Release  11 April 2014

UNHCR estimates some 6,000 people have been rescued by the Italian Navy from over forty overcrowded boats in the Mediterranean off the shores of Sicily and Calabria in the past four days.

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Heads of The heads of the World Food Programme and the United Nations Refugee agency alarmed at scale of needs arising from crisis in South Sudan

Press Release  02 April 2014

The heads of the World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Refugee agency (UNHCR) warns that the crisis in South Sudan could endanger millions of lives in the coming months if urgent action is not taken to put an end to the conflict and support the civilians who are struggling to survive.

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As South Sudan crisis deepens UNHCR warns donors that refugee numbers in surrounding region will rise

Press Release  25 March 2014

In light of the worsening crisis in South Sudan, UNHCR and WFP on behalf of partners appealed yesterday (Monday) to donors for US$371 million in urgently needed support for the thousands of South Sudanese refugees now arriving in neighbouring countries.  

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