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UNHCR URGES EUROPE TO DO MORE TO HELP SYRIAN REFUGEES
On Friday, 11 July 2014, UNHCR launched a new report, Syrian Refugees in Europe: What Europe can do to Ensure Protection and Solidarity. In it, UNHCR is calling for European nations to do more to help Syrian refugees who are trying in growing numbers to reach the safety of Europe.
20,000 signatures for 'Europe Act Now' petition for Syrian refugees
On the occasion of World Refugee Day, the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) handed the 'Europe Act Now, Help Syria's Refugees' petition, endorsed by more than 100 NGOs, members of the European Parliament and 20,000 citizens, to the European Parliament.
After more than a year of hard work and thorough preparations on behalf of many national and international actors, 40 Iraqi refugees, comprising 22 adults and 18 children, were resettled from Turkey to Romania on 29 May 2014.
ICMC launches the SHARE Resettlement Ambassador Programme...
The SHARE Resettlement Ambassador Programme 2014-15 will enable up to 10 previously resettled refugees to act as Resettlement Ambassadors, promoting their city's resettlement achievements and advocating for more and better resettlement at the local, national and European levels. Follow the link to find out more about the programme and how you can get involved...
Reflections on a Recent Visit to Jordan by the Belgium National Network Focal Point
The National Network Focal Point for Belgium, Ewout Adriaens, participated in a two-day study visit to Jordan organized by Sweden, chair of the Core Group on Resettlement of Syrian Refugees, and UNHCR on 6-7 May 2014.
Stories from the field - Assessing refugees' eligibility for resettlement
Identifying and assessing refugees in need of resettlement is a crucial and challenging aspect of the resettlement process. A Resettlement Expert and a Best Interest Determination (BID) specialist from within the UNHCR-ICMC Deployment Scheme have shared their experiences in determining individual protection risks and specific needs of refugees in the Nyarugusu Camp, Tanzania and the Mai Aini camp, Ethiopia.
RESETTLEMENT IN PORTUGAL – PROSPECTS FOR A DURABLE SOLUTION
João Vasconcelos, ERN National Network Focal Point for Portugal, and Tânia Dias, who both work with the Portuguese Refugee Council (CPR), discuss the Portuguese resettlement programme and their own experience of working with resettled refugees in Portugal on the radio programme, “Sou refugiado” (“I’m a refugee”).
During February-March 2014, representatives of Caritas Friedland, Hildesheim and Osnabrück visited Lebanon to meet with organisations involved in case referral, selection and processing for refugees from Syria.
In January 2014, 30 Syrian refugees were welcomed to the city of Le Havre. Matthieu Tardis, Head of the Secretariat General at France Terre d’Asile, ERN National Network Focal Point and SHARE partner, reflects on the new French humanitarian admission programme for Syrian refugees and its long-term impact for French resettlement.
Q&A - UNHCR'S CALL FOR THE ADMISSION OF 100,000 SYRIAN REFUGEES IN 2015 AND 2016
Following UNHCR's call for States to make multi-annual commitments towards a goal of providing resettlement and other forms of admission for an additional 100,000 Syrian refugees in 2015 and 2016, this Q&A addresses the main questions related to this appeal.