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UNHCR urges temporary suspension of asylum-seeker transfers to Hungary

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The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is urging European states to temporarily suspend all transfers of asylum seekers to Hungary. European Union (EU) member states determine which country is responsible for examining asylum applications…

10 Apr 2017 / Listen /

Children in eastern Ukraine need help to overcome trauma of conflict

On 13 February 2017, first-grade students in eastern Ukraine, including 6-year-old Sasha (in red sweater), participate in a drill to practice their response to a shelling. © UNICEF/UN053119/Zmey

Children living in two of the most conflict-affected regions in eastern Ukraine need urgent support to address the trauma…

7 Apr 2017 / Listen /

UN humanitarian chief welcomes US$ 6 billion pledges for Syria crisis

Families that fled fighting in eastern Aleppo, Syria, take refuge in a large warehouse in Jibreen. Photo: UNICEF/Al-Issa

The UN humanitarian chief, Stephen O'Brien has welcomed donor pledges of about US $6 billion to help Syria and…

6 Apr 2017 / Listen /

Dag Hammarskjöld led life of 'duty and humanism' says biographer

Swedish historian and biographer Henrik Berggren at UN Headquarters on 28 March 2017 to discuss his recently published book entitled "Dag Hammarskjöld Markings of His Life".UN News/Jocelyne Sambira

"If there is a conflict, leave it to Dag" became a popular phrase in the 1950s when the late…

31 Mar 2017 / Listen /
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