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Angelina Jolie-Pitt pleas to international community on behalf of Syrians

Angelina Jolie Pitt (right), Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), addresses the Security Council meeting on the continuing conflict in Syria and the attendant humanitarian and refugee crises. At her side is the High Commissioner, António Guterres. UN Photo/Mark Garten

It is time for the Security Council to work as one to end the conflict in Syria, and reach a settlement that also brings justice and accountability for the people. That's according to…

24 Apr 2015 / Listen /

Negotiations for access into besieged areas underway in Syria

WFP distributes food to assist displaced Syrians. Photo: WFP/Hussam Al Saleh

Negotiations to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian relief supplies to besieged communities in Syria are currently underway, according to…

23 Apr 2015 / Listen /

News in Brief 23 April 2015 (AM)

Two rescued men wait at a reception centre in Lampedusa for news of friends and relatives. Photo: UNHCR/F. Malavolta

"Bold, collective action" urged on migrant issue The international community has been urged to take "bold and collective action"…

23 Apr 2015 / Listen /

Humanitarian crisis in Yemen worsens as fighting intensifies

In just three weeks, the violence in Yemen has had devastating humanitarian consequences. Photo: IRIN/Annasofie Flamand

The escalating conflict in Yemen is aggravating an already large-scale humanitarian crisis according to the UN's humanitarian coordinator for…

23 Apr 2015 / Listen /
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