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Three million Syrians are now refugees

Syrian refugee women. UNHCR/N. Daoud

Three million Syrians have fled into neighbouring countries , in what the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) describes as 'the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era'. UNHCR says inside the country a further 6.5…

29 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Economic and social fabric of Syria "ripped to shreds", says UN official

A baby in Turkey's Islahiye camp for Syrian refugees.  © Jodi Hilton / IRIN

People continue to suffer as a result of the ongoing conflict in Syria where the social and economic fabric…

28 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Conflict has displaced thousands in Libya, says UN envoy

Tarek Mitri, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).  UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

The conflict in Libya has continued, forcing thousands of people to flee their homes, according to the top UN…

27 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Mass atrocities being committed daily in Syria

Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, Chairperson of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Failure by the international community to end the Syrian crisis has fueled the rise of the extremist group Islamic…

27 Aug 2014 / Listen /
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