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Civilian death toll in eastern Ukraine significantly high

A resident of the Artema suburb of Sloviansk, Ukraine, in the rubble of what used to be her summer kitchen, in July 2014. Photo: UNHCR/Iva Zimova

The number of civilians killed each day in eastern Ukraine has more than tripled in the past one month, as both government and armed groups intensify the use of heavy weaponry in densely…

29 Aug 2014 / Listen /

UN official warns of a "dangerous escalation" in the conflict in Ukraine

Jeffrey Feltman.  UN Photo/Mark Garten

The southward spread of fighting along the border between Ukraine and Russia in the Sea of Azov has been…

28 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Record number of migrants die crossing the Mediterranean Sea

A boat carrying sub-Saharan African migrant workers arrives in Lampedusa from Tripoli. Thousands of migrants have made the perilous journey.  © Kate Thomas/IRIN

Nearly 1,900 migrants have lost their lives on the Mediterranean Sea this year trying to cross into Europe ,…

26 Aug 2014 / Listen /

People returning to Sloviansk, basic services restored

A resident of the Artema suburb of Sloviansk, Ukraine, in the rubble of what used to be her summer kitchen, in July 2014. Photo: UNHCR/Iva Zimova

The "substantial" number of people returning to the city of Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine demonstrates what peace means. That's…

23 Aug 2014 / Listen /
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