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13.01.00 – PROTECTION OF AND ASSISTANCE TO REFUGEES AND DISPLACED PERSONS

MEDITERRANEAN / MIGRANT CRISIS REPORT

The large majority of the record 137,000 people who crossed the Mediterranean Sea into Europe during the first six months of 2015 were fleeing from war, conflict or persecution, making the Mediterranean crisis primarily a refugee crisis, a UNHCR report released today concludes. UNHCR / FILE

1 Jul 2015 | Read More »

TANZANIA / CHOLERA

In Nyarugusu camp, in Tanzania, the threat of cholera and other diseases is real, close and magnified as numbers in the camp have more than doubled since the recent influx of refugees fleeing a volatile situation in Burundi.  UNICEF

1 Jul 2015 | Read More »

WFP / FOOD CUTS

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today  is being forced to implement deeper cuts in food assistance for vulnerable Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan because of a severe lack of funding. WFP

1 Jul 2015 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / DISPLACED WESTERN EQUATORIA

Despite South Sudanese crisis which erupted in December 2013, Western Equatoria State remained  peaceful until recently when conflict erupted between cattle keepers and farmers causing insecurity which resulted in killings, destruction of properties and displacement of civilians. UNMISS

26 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / BURUNDI REFUGEES

With just a couple of days to go before scheduled parliamentary elections in Burundi on Monday, the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, says that neighbouring countries have seen a steady increase in the number of refugees arriving from Burundi. UNTV CH / UNIFEED

26 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / EU MIGRANTS DECISION

United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) welcomed the decision by the European Council to relocate 40,000 people in need of international protection and to resettle 20,000 refugees. UNTV CH

26 Jun 2015 | Read More »

TURKEY / WORLD REFUGEE DAY

Marking World Refugee Day, the UNHCR High Commissioner, Antonio Guterres, along with Special Envoy Angelina Jolie, visited the Midyat  camp in south-eastern Turkey, the home  of thousands of refugees from conflicts in Syria and Iraq.  UNHCR

22 Jun 2015 | Read More »

UNHCR / GLOBAL TRENDS WRAP

The international community is experiencing a dramatic shift in the situation facing the world's refugees as a global surge in war, conflict and persecution has caused a record number of people to flee their homes in search of safety, the United Nations refugee agency reported today. UNHCR

18 Jun 2015 | Read More »

ITALY / REFUGEES IRISH VESSEL

As of June, there have been around 112,000 refugee and migrant arrivals in Europe via the Mediterranean in 2015. On Tuesday, an Irish navy vessel rescued  400 people, bringing them to Southern Italy. Among them were children and pregnant women. UNHCR

17 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GREECE / REFUGEES COASTGUARD RESCUE

In Greece, record numbers of refugees are continuing to arrive in rubber dinghies and wooden boats on Lesbos, straining the island's capacity, services and resources. Some are rescued by the Greek coastguards, others arrive on the northern tip of the island and have to walk almost 70 KM to reach the capital of the island, [...]

15 Jun 2015 | Read More »

 

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