Greece facing ‘serious challenges,’ needs EU help to manage refugee crisis – UN agency chief

Greece still faces great challenges in managing its refugee crisis, particularly if European Union countries do not step up their relocation and family reunion programmes, the head of the United Nations refugee agency said during a recent visit to the country.

Renowned author calls for more “nuanced” discourse on refugees

Negative views about refugees and migrants show disregard for the contributions these people have made to society, celebrated Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said on Friday.

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Australia and Nauru must end offshore detention; investigate claims of abuse – UN rights office

Expressing concern about alleged violations against migrants, asylum-seekers and refugees, the United Nations human rights office today reiterated its call for Australia and Nauru to end the practice of processing and keeping these people offshore.

UN rights chief sees ‘worrying signs’ in Bulgaria’s detention regime for migrants

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein today expressed serious concern that virtually all people entering Bulgaria in an “irregular manner” are subjected to detention, and that they could be prosecuted and even jailed if they try to leave, “placing many of them in an invidious Catch-22 situation.”

Migrants in a “catch 22” when both entering and leaving are criminalized

In Bulgaria, refugees and migrants fleeing conflict and persecution all too often find themselves treated as criminals.

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World should “embrace” new UN draft agreement on refugees

The world should “embrace” a new draft agreement on refugees and migrants that will commit countries to take more action over the crisis.

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INTERVIEW: UN senior adviser discusses blueprint to strengthen global responses for refugees and migrants

Following five months of negotiations, United Nations Member States agreed on 2 August by consensus upon a political declaration that will serve as the basis for discussions and the outcome of the first-ever UN Summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants which will be held, on 19 September, at UN Headquarters in New York.