migrants

'Refugees need protection, not rejection,' UN says in wake of EU-Turkey deal

The United Nations refugee agency has stressed the importance of ensuring safeguards in carrying out today's agreement between the European Union (EU) and Turkey on the situation of refugees and migrants making their way to Europe.

In Greece, UN envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt shines light on emergency response for thousands of refugees

Angelina Jolie Pitt, the United Nations refugee agency’s special envoy, is today visiting Greece, which has become the main entry point to Europe for refugees and asylum seekers fleeing Syria and other strife torn countries.

On eve of migration summit, UN rights expert urges EU countries to revisit border controls

Making Turkey the “gatekeeper’ does not absolve Europe from its responsibility of welcoming migrants, a United Nations human rights expert today, warning that the only way for Europe to secure its borders is to offer safe and regular channels for mobility.