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LEBANON / SYRIANS UNDERGROUND GARAGES

Over 1,300 Syrian refugees are living in a derelict underground garage. Each family gets a small space which UNHCR partners MEDRAR and The Community Development Project are working hard to make  more liveable. UNHCR

13 Sep 2013 | Read More »

UNEP-UN-HABITAT / CITIES

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says that by 2050, "around 70 per cent of the world's population will live in cities, with the biggest increases in urbanization taking place in Africa and Asia." UNEP/UN-HABITAT

17 Apr 2013 | Read More »

UN / MALI–JOHN GING

John Ging, Operations Director of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, briefs journalist on his recent visit to Mali. UNTV

26 Feb 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / MALI APPEAL

UNICEF says it urgently needs US$ 45 million to help children in conflict-strickenMali, where political instability has severely aggravated an already fragile situation for women and children. CH UNTV

26 Feb 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / KISMAYO

After decades of war in Somalia, thousands of people left the port city of Kismayo and are living in camps. The militants have now fled the city and there is relative calm, still those displaced to Mogadishu say they will not go back. UNHCR

26 Nov 2012 | Read More »

SOMALIA / PERMANENT HOMES

Displaced people lack stability. Having a home, however, changes all that. In Somalia, a UNHCR-supported project has built 250 permanent houses for displaced families on land donated by the host community in an effort to promote unity. UNHCR

25 Jun 2012 | Read More »

SOWC / UNICEF OVERVIEW

Just over half the world’s population, including more than a billion children, now live in cities and towns, more people than any other time in human history. Traditionally, people move to cities to improve their lives, but a new UNICEF report shows that urban life also hides great disparities between the rich and the poor. [...]

25 Feb 2012 | Read More »

AFGHANISTAN / CHILDREN CAMPS

In the dozens of informal refugee settlements around Kabul, Afghanistan, at least 24 children recently died after exposure during the harshest winter in 15 years. UNHCR Communications Officer Babar Baloch stresses that “for them, day-to-day living is a challenge and once it is winter and harsh cold, it is not easy for them to survive.” [...]

14 Feb 2012 | Read More »

HAITI / MICHEL FORST WRAP

UN Independent Expert on the human rights situation in Haiti Michel Forst is on an eight-day visit to the country to evaluate the human rights situation since his mission last September and to follow up on recommendations made to the Human Rights Council. MINUSTAH

6 Feb 2012 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / RETURNEES HOUSING

UNHCR and the government of South Sudan are running a transitional shelter program for returnees. In the last fourteen months, more than 360,000 men, women and children have come home from the north. UNHCR

29 Dec 2011 | Read More »

 

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