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1 SPARK 15: The first youth refugee-led NGO Wednesday, 22 March 2017
2 Joint UNHCR and IOM statement on addressing migration and refugee movements along the Central Mediterranean route Thursday, 02 February 2017
3 UNHCR urges Malta to sign Statelessness Conventions Monday, 30 January 2017
4 UNHCR calls for stronger EU action on refugees Monday, 05 December 2016
5 UNHCR urges caution with returns Wednesday, 16 November 2016
6 Mediterranean death toll soars, 2016 is deadliest year yet Thursday, 27 October 2016
7 UNHCR welcomes Security Council recommendation of former UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres as Secretary-General Friday, 07 October 2016
8 UNHCR welcomes Security Council recommendation of former UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres as Secretary-General Friday, 07 October 2016
9 UNHCR commemorates AFM’s work in saving the lives of refugees and migrants at sea Friday, 23 September 2016
10 Sharing culture through food Wednesday, 07 September 2016
11 UNHCR launches radio campaign on Bay Radio Friday, 02 September 2016
12 UNHCR report notes fall in refugee child detention in focus countries Thursday, 18 August 2016
13 Football: A Tool for Social Inclusion Monday, 18 July 2016
14 My Diversity Monday, 27 June 2016
15 With 1 human in every 113 affected, forced displacement hits record high Monday, 20 June 2016
16 Stars ask you to stand #WithRefugees Thursday, 16 June 2016
17 Fuocoammare Thursday, 16 June 2016
18 Book reading of Never Arrive Friday, 10 June 2016
19 Book Launch of ‘Never Arrive’ Friday, 06 May 2016
20 Survivors report massive loss of life in latest Mediterranean Sea tragedy Wednesday, 20 April 2016
21 UNHCR on EU-Turkey deal: Asylum safeguards must prevail in implementation Monday, 21 March 2016
22 UNHCR welcomes new reception policy: important improvements but concerns remain Monday, 29 February 2016
23 Two children drown every day on average trying to reach safety in Europe Friday, 19 February 2016
24 Filippo Grandi takes helm as UN High Commissioner for Refugees Monday, 04 January 2016
25 A million refugees and migrants flee to Europe in 2015 Tuesday, 22 December 2015
26 Almost 400 refugees saved after crammed fishing boat sank off Libya Friday, 07 August 2015
27 Mediterranean crossings: Collective action an important first step Friday, 24 April 2015
28 European leaders strongly urged to put human life, rights and dignity first in Mediterranean decision Thursday, 23 April 2015
29 Mediterranean boat capsizing: deadliest incident on record Tuesday, 21 April 2015
30 UNHCR - New Mediterranean boat tragedy may be biggest ever, urgent action is needed now Sunday, 19 April 2015
31 Italian coastguard rescues thousands of migrants and refugees in Mediterranean Wednesday, 15 April 2015
32 Beyond the tragedy – there is a story of hope Friday, 27 March 2015
33 Asylum claims in Southern Europe up by 95% in 2014 Thursday, 26 March 2015
34 Asylum applications in industrialized world soar to almost 900,000 in 2014 Thursday, 26 March 2015
35 UNHCR warns of bleaker future for refugees as Syrian conflict enters 5th year Thursday, 12 March 2015
36 Major tragedy in the Mediterranean confirmed, 300 migrants and refugees are missing Wednesday, 11 February 2015
37 More tragedy in the Mediterranean as 87 people are rescued from dinghy east of Malta Thursday, 22 January 2015
38 UNHCR welcomes publication of Kamara inquiry Friday, 12 December 2014
39 UNHCR urges focus on saving lives as 2014 boat people numbers near 350,000 Wednesday, 10 December 2014
40 UNHCR encourages Malta to accede to two Statelessness Conventions Tuesday, 04 November 2014
41 UNHCR launches 10-year global campaign to end statelessness Tuesday, 04 November 2014
42 UNHCR presents Nansen Refugee Award to courageous Colombian women Tuesday, 30 September 2014
43 Asylum claims from Syria, Iraq and other conflict zones rise in first half 2014 Friday, 26 September 2014
44 High Commissioner Antonio Guterres and Special Envoy Angelina Jolie express admiration for Malta’s contribution towards saving lives at sea Monday, 15 September 2014
45 UNHCR chief Guterres and Angelina Jolie warn of mounting crisis in the Mediterranean Monday, 15 September 2014
46 High seas tragedies leave more than 300 dead on the Mediterranean in past week Wednesday, 27 August 2014
47 UNHCR fears for the safety of thousands of refugees in embattled Libya Wednesday, 06 August 2014
48 Eritrean man reunited with son Tuesday, 05 August 2014
49 UNHCR Fact Sheet: Drop in boat arrivals to Malta Thursday, 31 July 2014
50 Urgent European action needed to stop rising refugee and migrant deaths at sea Thursday, 24 July 2014
51 UNHCR urges countries to do more for Syrian refugees in Europe Friday, 11 July 2014
52 UNHCR calls for end to detention of asylum-seekers and refugees Thursday, 03 July 2014
53 UNHCR Statement on the occasion of the European elections Friday, 23 May 2014
54 UNHCR saddened at high seas accidents as Mediterranean claims more victims Tuesday, 13 May 2014
55 #knowthefacts - Publication on migration and asylum for MEP candidates and stakeholders Thursday, 10 April 2014
56 UNHCR welcomes Prime Minister’s statement on detention of children Monday, 31 March 2014
57 Nitkellmu? Perspectives on refugee integration in Malta Friday, 28 March 2014
58 Malta received highest number of asylum seekers compared to national population Friday, 21 March 2014
59 Detention Review Needed Friday, 28 February 2014
60 UNHCR supports photographic project - Islelanders Wednesday, 19 February 2014
61 UNHCR concerned at reports that asylum seekers, including Syrians, denied entry to some EU countries Thursday, 21 November 2013
62 UNHCR to send aid packs and tents for Typhoon Haiyan victims in Philippines Tuesday, 12 November 2013
63 UNHCR shocked as boat tragedy leaves scores dead off Italian coast Thursday, 03 October 2013
64 UNHCR presents Position on the Detention of Asylum-Seekers in Malta Tuesday, 01 October 2013
65 Congolese nun named winner of prestigious Nansen Refugee Award Tuesday, 17 September 2013
66 UNHCR: Priority must be given to disembarkation of asylum-seekers onboard the M/V Salamis Tuesday, 06 August 2013
67 ECHR rulings confirm need for detention review - UNHCR Wednesday, 24 July 2013
68 Access to asylum must be ensured – UNHCR Tuesday, 09 July 2013
69 UNHCR Malta welcomes step towards a Common European Asylum System Friday, 14 June 2013
70 Amid competing emergencies, UNHCR calls for open borders and more international solidarity Saturday, 06 October 2012
71 UNHCR concerned at detention of asylum-seekers, releases new guidelines Friday, 21 September 2012
72 UNHCR welcomes all efforts that can contribute to effective rescue at sea Friday, 14 September 2012
73 What do YOU think? Majority do not consider migration to be a threat Tuesday, 10 July 2012
74 UNHCR launches report on the public’s view about refugees and migrants Tuesday, 10 July 2012
75 UNHCR calls for review of Malta's detention policy Monday, 02 July 2012
76 Asylum in industrialized countries shows claim rates sharply up in 2011 Monday, 26 March 2012
77 Unequal treatment of women risks creating statelessness in at least 25 countries Thursday, 08 March 2012
78 Landmark judgment of the Strasbourg Court on push-backs in the Mediterranean Sea Thursday, 23 February 2012
79 UNHCR, IOM and Save the Children express concern over Italy's decision to declare Lampedusa an 'unsafe port' Friday, 30 September 2011
80 UNHCR calls on States to uphold principles of rescue-at-sea and burden sharing Friday, 08 April 2011
81 UNHCR urges International community not to forget people left without support to evacuate Libya Friday, 25 March 2011
82 International community should not forget people left without support to evacuate Libya Friday, 04 March 2011
83 UNHCR says open borders needed for people fleeing Libya Thursday, 24 February 2011
84 UNHCR fears for the safety of refugees caught in Libya's violence Thursday, 24 February 2011
85 UNHCR saddened at loss of life as boat breaks up on Christmas Island Thursday, 16 December 2010
86 Malta - IOM, UNHCR assists in relocation of refugees to Slovenia Tuesday, 30 November 2010
87 UNHCR, IOM assist in relocation of refugees to Portugal Tuesday, 30 November 2010
88 UNHCR assists 100 individuals to start a new life in Germany Wednesday, 24 November 2010