Filippo Grandi - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees


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The increasing numbers of passengers on board vessels used by traffickers, with an average of 100 to 150 people, are alarming and the main cause of
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May 08 2017 Refugees
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Filippo Grandi is associated, including Lebanon, Europe, and refugee. Most recently, Filippo Grandi has been quoted saying: “We still have a long road to travel in expanding resettlement and the number and range of complementary pathways available for refugees. To meet this challenge, we not only need additional places, but also need to accelerate the implementation of existing pledges.” in the article Number of Syrian refugees tops 5 million mark.
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Jun 20 2016

I hope that the message carried by those forcibly displaced reaches the leaderships: We need action, political action, to stop conflicts. The message that they have carried is: 'If you don't solve problems, problems will come to

Jun 20 2016

But I am talking about legislative barriers that are coming up, including in countries like in the industrialised world that have been for a long time bastions of principles, principle in defending the fundamental rights linked to

Jun 20 2016

Everybody has to share responsibility

Jun 20 2016

The fact that that flow has stopped does not mean the problem of displacement has ended. It may have ended for some countries that don't have to deal with it anymore, for

Mar 30 2016 - Refugees

Our aim is to find admission for at least 10 percent of the Syrian refugee population or 480,000 people over three years. This may seem a large number, but it is not, if compared to the number of refugees the neighbouring countries have been hosting. If Europe were to welcome the same percentage of refugees as Lebanon in comparison to its population it would have to take in 100 million

Mar 30 2016 - Refugees

If Europe were to welcome the same percentage of refugees as Lebanon in comparison to its population, it would have to take in 100 million

Mar 09 2016

As a first reaction I'm deeply concerned about any arrangement that would involve the blanket return of anyone from one country to another without spelling out the refugee protection safeguards under international law. An asylum seeker should only be returned to a 3rd state if the responsibility for assessing the particular asylum application in substance is assumed by the 3rd

Feb 25 2016 - Greece

We disagree with these measures and call once again for cooperation. The problem is we have called for cooperation for a long time now and we don't get a response. So we need to find a convincing way to do

Feb 24 2016

If you block it and you don't create well managed openings like relocation, like resettlement from Turkey, then the problem becomes very serious because it will fuel new rings, new (smuggling)

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