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December 13, 2018, by Lisa Schlein of VOANews

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies says thousands of migrants stuck near the Bosnian-Croatian border face life-threatening conditions as cold weather sets in. More than 23 […]

Refugees, migrants risk death as bitter cold grips Europe

January 14, 2017, by Lisa Schlein of VOANews

U.N. aid agencies are appealing to authorities in Europe to assist and protect thousands of refugees and migrants trying to survive the harsh winter w ...

UN: Death toll among refugees crossing Mediterranean is highest ever

September 3, 2016, by Lisa Schlein of VOANews

The U.N. refugee agency estimates nearly 4,200 people have died or gone missing in the Mediterranean Sea since Alan Kurdi’s lifeless body washed ash ...

UNHCR worries EU-Turkey refugee deal could unravel

August 27, 2016, by Lisa Schlein of VOANews

The U.N. refugee agency has expressed concern that the agreement between the European Union and Turkey to curb the flow of Syrian and other refugees i ...

  • UNHCR: Restrictive European policies won’t keep refugees away
    February 14, 2016, by Lisa Schlein of VOANews

    The U.N. refugee agency has expressed concern over the increasingly restrictive policies being adopted by European countries against asylum seekers. It warns the measures will not stop people from coming […]

  • Refugee crisis threatens European unity, UN official says
    February 7, 2016, by Lisa Schlein of VOANews

    A senior United Nations official warned that Europe’s hardening attitude toward refugees and migrants is threatening the unity of the European alliance. Peter Sutherland, the U.N. secretary-general’s special representative for [ ...