Tag Archives: filippo grandi

UNHCR to ask world to take in 400,000 Syrians

filippo grandi
NEW REFUGEES CHIEF. A picture taken on December 6, 2012 shows then UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Commissioner Filippo Grandi speaking during an interview. Joseph Eid/AFP
On his first visit to Washington since being appointed to head the UN refugee effort, Filippo Grandi said the world must do more to end the crisis

WASHINGTON DC, USA (Mar. 16, 2016) — The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said Tuesday, March 15, he will ask countries to step forward and agree to take in another 400,000 Syrian refugees.

Continue reading UNHCR to ask world to take in 400,000 Syrians

Europe has ‘completely failed’ in migrant crisis

migrants and refugees
FAILURE IN RESPONSE? In this file photo, migrants from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan rest on the ground while waiting to be registered in the registration camp in the south Serbian city of Presevo, Serbia, February 1, 2016. File photo by Djordje Savic/EPA
‘Regarding registration and sharing [of refugees], European cooperation and solidarity have completely failed,’ says UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi

BERLIN, Germany (Feb. 19, 2016) — Europe has “completely failed” in its response to the migrant crisis, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said in a German newspaper interview.

Continue reading Europe has ‘completely failed’ in migrant crisis