New naval mission in the Central Mediterranean to be launched on 1 April 2020
A final agreement on a new naval mission in the Central Mediterranean was reached on 26 March 2020 between EU Member States. The new mission has gone to great lengths to avoid becoming a “pull factor”. The EU and Member States ...
Protection of displaced people must not be forgotten in COVID-19 response
While COVID-19 affects people without discrimination, displacement-affected communities are among the most vulnerable and likely to be disproportionally impacted. Access to protection and assistance must be upheld, and the curr...
The Danish Refugee Council is closely monitoring and following global public advice in terms of the global outbreak of COVID-19 and is implementing appropriate measures on global, regional and local levels.
Open Letter: "Children Remain Invisible”
In view of recent developments at Greece's borders we would like to express our deep concern regarding the fact that among the newcomers, there are families with children, and (according to all indications) unaccompanied minors...
NGOs demand UN Security Council Resolution on Syria
The NGO Forum and Syria INGO Regional Forum, representing 108 organisations operating in Syria, today call on the UN Security Council to draw on the March 5th ceasefire to underscore the urgency of the situation for 4 million c...
New EU migration pact must dust off fundamental rights
The EU's new Pact on Migration and Asylum is an opportunity to take a different approach. To take a breath, to remember the values that the European project was founded upon, and to dust off the good old fundamental rights and ...
Open Letter by 152 Organisations: Protect our laws and humanity
The undersigned organisations are deeply concerned about recent developments at the Evros border and the Aegean islands where people are stranded at the borders of Europe.
New Pact, new direction?
The EU’s upcoming Pact on Migration and Asylum provides an opportunity to choose another direction for EU asylum and migration policy.
DRC urges Greece and the EU to protect people and safeguard the right to asylum
The heightened tensions and the escalation of violence put men, women and children at risk and is testimony to the need for a new direction on asylum and migration in the EU.
EU Member States Must Urgently Relocate Lone Children
Joint NGO Urgent Call to Action: EU Member States Should Commit to the Emergency Relocation of Unaccompanied Children from the Greek Islands.