UNHCR media page –
Pathways for admission of Syrian refugees


"A tragedy of this scale demands solidarity beyond funding. Put simply, we need more countries to share the load by taking a greater share of refugees from what has become the biggest displacement crisis of a generation." —Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Please check this page regularly as new material will be added up to and throughout the conference.

1. Background:


  • Opening Remarks by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon – English
  • Speech by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi – English
  • Closing remarks by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi – English
  • Briefing Note (29 March) – One in 10 Syrian Refugees Will Need Resettling, Other Solutions in Next Three Years – English
  • Media Advisory (24 March) – UNHCR Conference 30 March 2016: Global Responsibility for Syrian Refugees – English
  • Global Responsibility Sharing through Pathways for Admission of Syrian Refugees – English [.pdf, 1.2MB]
  • Pathways for Admission of Syrian Refugees (UNHCR web page) – English – French – Spanish

2. Livestream:


  • The entire conference will be livestreamed here and above.

3. Video



4. Photos


For more images, visit our searchable database, Refugees Media


5. Data



6. Stories


  • UN Secretary General says more help needed for Syrian refugees – [English]
  • UNHCR: One in 10 Syrian Refugees Will Need Resettling – [English] – French
  • A Dream to Rebuild – [English]
  • A Syrian Family Starts Over in Canada – [English]
  • After Tumult of War, Deaf Syrian Family Finds Peace in Canada – English – French – Arabic
  • The Syrians Starting Over In Brazil – English

7. Media Contacts

To speak to a UNHCR spokesperson, please contact:

Geneva (Headquarters)

  • Melissa Fleming, +41 22 739 7965
  • Adrian Edwards, +41 79 557 9120
  • Ariane Rummery, +41 79 200 7617
  • Leo Dobbs, +41 79 883 6347
  • Andy Needham, +41 79 217 3140
  • Nora Sturm, +41 79 200 76 18

Europe

  • Athens – Babar Baloch, +36 30 530 9633
  • Berlin – Martin Rentsch, +49 170 803 96 51
  • Berlin – Stefan Teloeken, +49 170 416 12 29
  • Istanbul – Selin Unal, +90 530 282 7862
  • London – Andrej Mahecic, +44 20 37 61 8091 (office) or +44 78 80 23 0985 (mobile)
  • Madrid – Maria Jesus Vega, +34 670 661 263
  • Paris – Céline Schmitt, +33 6 23 16 11 78
  • Rome – Carlotta Sami, +39 335 679 4746
  • Stockholm – Zoran Stevanovic, +46 708 99 0169

Middle East

  • Abu Dhabi – Mohammed Abu Asaker, +971 50 621 3552
  • Amman – Helene Daubelcour, +962 6 550 20 30
  • Baghdad – Caroline Gluck, +964 780 920 7286
  • Beirut – Lisa Abou Khaled, +961 71 880 070
  • Cairo – Marwa Hashem, +20 122 191 2664
  • Cairo – Tarik Agaz +20 128 35 79 832
  • Damascus – Firas Al-Khateeb, +963 930 40 3228

Americas

  • Bogota – Francesca Fontanini, +57 312 457 28 04
  • Brasilia – Luiz Fernando Godinho, +55 61 8187 0978
  • Ottawa – Giselle Nyembwe, +1 613 986 4300
  • Washington, DC – Brian Hansford, +1 202 243 7623
  • Washington, DC – Christopher Boian, +1 202 243 7634

Africa

  • Dakar – Hélène Caux, +221 77 333 12 91
  • Nairobi – Teresa Ongaro, +254 735 337 608
  • Pretoria – Tina Ghelli, +27 (0) 82 770 4189

Don’t see a spokesperson listed near you? Complete UNHCR media contacts can be found at: http://www.unhcr.org/4a09806215.html.

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