Adrian Edwards - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

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UNHCR reminds the international community that the Horn of Africa drought of 2011 cost more than 260,000 lives, more than half of these children aged below five. A repeat must be avoided at all costs. This really is an absolutely critical situation that is rapidly unfolding across a large swathe of Africa from west to east.feedback
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Apr 12 2017 Refugees
Adrian Edwards has been quoted 17 times. The one recent article where Adrian Edwards has been quoted is Big freeze takes deadly toll on migrants in Europe. Most recently, Adrian Edwards was quoted as having said, “Currently, the situation on Samos, Chios and Lesvos is particularly worrying. On Samos, around 700 people, this includes young children and other especially vulnerable individuals, these people are in unheated tents in the Reception and Information Centre.”.
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It really is necessary for Europe to wake up now, see the situation that's building and act to try to avert this becoming a bigger crisis.feedback

This is the biggest crisis in the refugee world of our times bar none. More refugees are Syrian than any other nationality.feedback

These measures by states are creating tension at border crossings and a domino effect, leaving in total limbo some refugees stranded at different border points.feedback

We have had so far this year 1,776 reported dead on the Mediterranean.feedback

Already there is almost 3,500 deaths being reported in 2015, and as these numbers increase with still insufficient capacity for this scale of a problem and no safe legal alternatives for people to make this route, people are dying.feedback

Also in eastern Lebanon, in the Bekaa, we've had to reconfigure the way we work to avoid large gatherings of people there.feedback

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