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13. – HUMANITARIAN AID AND RELIEF

GENEVA / MIGRANT HUMAN RIGHTS

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said that the people smugglers who allegedly sank a migrant boat in the Mediterranean last week - causing the death of 300 to 500 people -must be brought to justice and urged Egypt and other North African and European states to carry out a thorough investigation and to do [...]

19 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UKRAINE / KHARKIV DISPLACED

Kharkiv's Stalin-era train station has become a hub for the internally displaced in Eastern Ukraine. Inside all the waiting room benches have been arranged in a corner for the exhausted travelers. At a row of desks volunteers, helped by UNHCR officials, offer advice and food. UNHCR

18 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / DISASTER DISPLACEMENT

The number of displaced people is now four times greater in absolute terms than it was in 1970, according to the latest report by the  Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. The latest data also shows that those displaced by natural disasters are three times more than those displaced by conflict. 81 percent of the world’s displaced [...]

17 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UKRAINE / DISPLACED

The streets of Nikolaevka – a town on the west Ukrainian coast – and the region have become battlegrounds, leading to destruction and displacement. The official data indicates that more than 300,000 have been internally displaced since the conflict started in eastern Ukraine, although the real number may be two or three times higher. UNHCR  

17 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UNIFEED / SIMONOVIC UKRAINE UPDATE

The United Nations (UN) Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic said that the greatest problem now for the displaced in Ukraine is the approaching winter and that 20 percent of them live in collective centres without heating. UNIFEED

17 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / GLOBAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT

At the launch of the latest Global Human Development Report in South Sudan's capitalJuba, journalists were told that the outbreak of violent conflict in mid-December 2013 sparked by a political crisis has escalated and evolved into a humanitarian crisis and significantly eroded development gains. The index for the country is missing in this year's report [...]

17 Sep 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / GUTERRES SYRIA

During a press conference held in Beirut, UNHCR High Commissioner António Guterres expressed anger at the number of Syrian refugees dying while trying to reach Europe by sea. He said "it breaks my heart to see Syrians that have suffered so much in their country, with their houses bombed, with their families being killed, now [...]

17 Sep 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / GUTERRES

The heads of UNHCR and the UN Development Programme visited Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.  High Commissioner António Guterres said that Syria has become “the worst humanitarian tragedy of our time.” UNHCR

16 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / EBOLA

The United Nations  said  it needs one billion dollars to try to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.  UNTV CH

16 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / LIBYA

The United Nations new envoy to Libya  told the Security Council that Libya's democratic transition is facing a "critical moment" and the country is now "closer to the brink of protracted conflict and civil strife." UNIFEED – UNTV

15 Sep 2014 | Read More »

 

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