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13. – HUMANITARIAN AID AND RELIEF

UN / SC YARMOUK

The United Nations Security Council called for unhindered humanitarian access to the Yarmouk Camp for Palestine refugees in Syria, and for the protection of civilians inside the Camp. UNIFEED-UNTV

20 Apr 2015 | Read More »

DJIBOUTI / AID YEMENI REFUGEES

The World Food Programme (WFP) continues to distribute aid in Djibouti to newly arrived Yemeni refugees escaping the deteriorating security situation in Yemen. Yemen is the poorest country in the Arab world and the worsening conflict threatens its already fragile food security. WFP

20 Apr 2015 | Read More »

UN / BAN ON MIGRANT DEATHS

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the Mediterranean is becoming "a sea of misery" for immigrants and urged the European Union to increase support for rescue efforts. UNIFEED  UNTV  

20 Apr 2015 | Read More »

ITALY / LAMPEDUSA MIGRANTS WRAP

Nearly 70 migrants, the vast majority of which suffered heavy burns, have been rescued by the Italian coastguard after two days on the Mediterranean Sea. The victims were found on board a half-inflated rubber dinghy that had set sail from Libya. UNHCR-UNTV CH

17 Apr 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / YEMEN APPEAL

The UN has launched an appeal for  almost $275m (£183m) to aid 7.5 million people in Yemen over the next three months as fighting intensifies in the south and air strikes pound 18 of its 22 provinces. UNTV CH

17 Apr 2015 | Read More »

DJIBOUTI / YEMENI REFUGEES

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said over 1600 refugees have arrived from Yemen to Djibouti and Somalia in the past two weeks. UNHCR has temporary shelters in the port city of Obock in Djibouti as a transit point for refugees escaping the violence, and will later transfer them to new camps in northern Djibouti. [...]

16 Apr 2015 | Read More »

LAMPEDUSA / TWIN BROTHERS

As the seas get warmer, more boats carrying migrants and refugees make the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean into Europe. In the past week more than 8500 people were rescued at sea off the coast of Lampedusa and taken into different parts of Italy. Mohammed and Iyla’ are twins from Syria. They are 25 years [...]

16 Apr 2015 | Read More »

UNHCR / GUTERRES MIGRANT DEATHS

The High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, stressed the importance of a robust rescue-at-sea mechanism in the central Mediterranean, bemoaning the fact that the Mare Nostrum rescue programme was never replaced by an equivalent capacity. UNHCR

15 Apr 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / DADAAB CAMP

The Kenyan Government has been asked to reconsider its decision to close the Dadaab refugee camps in the country amid fears that a closure would lead to great hardship for 350,000 Somali refugees who live in the complex, the UN Refugee Agency, (UNHCR) said Tuesday. UNTV CH / FILE

14 Apr 2015 | Read More »

SYRIA / YARMOUK VISIT

Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner-General of the UN Relief Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA visited Palestinian refugees displaced  from Yarmouk refugee camp in  Syria  Sunday. UNRWA

13 Apr 2015 | Read More »

 

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