Last quote by William Spindler
This situation highlights the urgent need for states to increase pathways for admission of refugees, such as resettlement, private sponsorship, family reunification and student scholarship schemes, among others, so they do not have to resort to dangerous journeys and the use of smugglers.
Dec 23 2016
William Spindler has been quoted 9 times. The two most recent articles where William Spindler has been quoted are Mediterranean death toll is record 5, 000 migrants this year: agencies and 2016 - the deadliest year yet in the Med. Most recently, William Spindler was quoted as having said, “This is the worst annual death toll ever seen.”.
Quotes by William Spindler
Dec 23 2016
This is the worst annual death toll ever seen.
Oct 26 2016
Smuggling has become a big business. It is being done almost on an industrial scale. So now they send several boats at the same time and that puts rescue services in difficulty because they need to rescue several thousand people on several hundred boats.
Oct 25 2016
We can say the death rate has increased three-fold.
Oct 18 2016
UNHCR is stressing that residents of Mosul seeking sanctuary must not be prevented from fleeing and that they should have access to safe areas, including emergency camps located at a reasonable distance from the frontline, and free from the presence of militia.
May 31 2016
Reports of trauma from sexual and other forms of gender-based violence among women making the journey – or being trafficked – appear common. Some women have told us they were subject to sexual slavery in Libya. We have also been seeing an increase in arrivals of unaccompanied children.
Apr 20 2016
It's not clear how many people were on the boat when it sank. Eyewitness accounts talk about up to 500 people. In recent weeks, we have seen the number of people crossing from Libya into Italy increase dramatically and we fear that this is the beginning of the good season. The weather is getting better in the Mediterranean and more people will attempt to cross.
Feb 19 2016
With children accounting now for 36 percent of those on the move, the chance of them drowning in the Aegean sea crossing from Turkey to Greece has grown proportionally.
May 07 2009
This incident marks a significant shift in policy by the Italian government and it's a source of very serious concern. The UNHCR deeply regrets the lack of transparency which surrounded the event.
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