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13.01.00 – PROTECTION OF AND ASSISTANCE TO REFUGEES AND DISPLACED PERSONS

GENEVA / BAN REFUGEES

Speaking to the UN refugee agency executive board, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for more political leadership and resources to prevent forced displacement, address its root causes and support solutions for those affected by it. UNTV CH

1 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA

Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos, in her briefing to the Security Council said that over the past two weeks, ISIL forces have advanced in northern Aleppo and more than 160,000 people fled into Turkey just in a few days. She said "their fear was so great that many people crossed heavily mined fields to seek [...]

30 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / EMERGENCY AID

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF are wrapping up their 25th joint emergency mission to deliver lifesaving supplies and services in the most remote and conflict-hit regions of South Sudan. WFP

30 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UNHCR / AFRICA APPEAL

The head of the UN refugee agency warned the international community today about the risks of overlooking the humanitarian crises in Africa, calling for a renewed commitment to preventing conflict and ending protracted displacement. UNHCR

29 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / AUSTRALIA REFUGEES

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) expressed its deep concern at the precedent set by today's agreement between Australia and Cambodia to relocate refugees from Nauru to Cambodia. UNTV CH

26 Sep 2014 | Read More »

TURKEY / AID AIRLIFT

The first of eight UNHCR aid flights for the surge of refugees fleeing northernSyriahas landed inAdana,Turkey. More than 144,000 Syrian refugees, mainly Kurds, have sought refuge in southern Turkey's Sanilurfa province since last Friday (19 September), fleeing conflict and ISIS advances on towns and villages near Kobani (or Ayn al-Arab) in northern Syria. UNHCR  

25 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / SOUTH SUDAN

The UN Chief warned about the “dire” humanitarian situation in South Sudan and said that “there is no military solution to the conflict.” Ban urged both leaders to find a “inclusive and mutually agreed power sharing arrangement” to “ improve the welfare of the majority.” UNIFEED-UNTV  

25 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GA / DEBATE 3

Turkish President Erdogan stressed that it has received more than 150,000 Syrian refugees in the last five days and said that Turkey is “one of the most generous countries in the world.” Speaking at the General Assembly in New York, Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez briefed about the financial obstacles facing her country and noted the room [...]

24 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA WRAP

The UN Special Envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, said that the fight against the Islamic State (IS) represents "a game changer" in Syria.

23 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UKRAINE / BORN INTO CONFLICT

In Slaviansk, a Ukrainian city of 115,000, the wounds of a brutal battle in July are still open. Sasha is a baby born during the conflict. When Aliona, his mother, was 8 months pregnant the couple fled the fighting in their town of Gorlivka so that she could give birth safely. UNHCR

22 Sep 2014 | Read More »

 

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