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13.01.00 – PROTECTION OF AND ASSISTANCE TO REFUGEES AND DISPLACED PERSONS

GENEVA / IRAQ AID UPDATE

The UN refugee agency said that half a million people who have been forced to flee from their homes due to the deteriorating situation in northernIraqwill begin receiving aid on Wednesday (20 Aug). UNTV CH

19 Aug 2014 | Read More »

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC / PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL “ALEXIS”

Since December 2012, civil war in the Central African Republichas left thousands dead. The pediatric hospital in Bangui is the only one of its kind in the country and the number of children being treated for  acute malnutrition has tripled in the last year. Alexis is just one of 2.3 million children affected by the conflict. UNICEF

19 Aug 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / SHARYIA DISPLACED CHILDREN

The ongoing fighting in Iraq has pushed the number of displaced in Iraqi Northern Region of Kurdistan to over 600 thousand. Some 24 thousand of them live in a village called Sharyia on the outskirts of Dohuk. Families are dispersed between schools, unfinished buildings and local's homes who kindly host and look after them. UNHCR

18 Aug 2014 | Read More »

PAKISTAN / HOST COMMUNITIES

Thousands of displaced in Bannu, Pakistan are choosing to stay with relatives, friends or even strangers in order to avoid living in Government camps as they wish to preserve their tradition of purdah or privacy for their women. 19 August is World Humanitarian Day. UNIC PAKISTAN

18 Aug 2014 | Read More »

PAKISTAN / SCHOOL REFUGEE SHELTER

Over 1,000 schools have become temporary homes to people from North Waziristan displaced after the Pakistan Army launched a full-scale military operation to clear out militants based there. These buildings lack appropriate facilities and many families are living in cramped, crowded and unhygienic conditions. 19 August is World Humanitarian Day.  UNIC PAKISTAN

15 Aug 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / DISPLACED EXODUS

As the number of people crossing from conflict-affected areas in Iraq into safe zones in the northern region of Kurdistan decreases, hundreds of Iraqis fleeing fighting in Sinjar and surrounding areas are arriving in dire conditions at the Peshkahbour border crossing. UNHCR

15 Aug 2014 | Read More »

GAZA / FOOD AID

On 11 August the World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA) launched a special food distribution aiming to reach 730,000 conflict-affected people in Gaza.  WFP

14 Aug 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / SINJAR DISPLACED

The barren structures of an unfinished hi-rise in Dohuk have become a shelter for people who not long ago lived normal lives. There are more than 1.2 million Iraqis displaced because of the fighting in the country, and each family has a harrowing story to tell. UNHCR

14 Aug 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / DISPLACED AID

The World Food Programme (WFP) has  provided food assistance to more than 438,000 people displaced by the conflict in Iraq since mid-June, and is rapidly expanding its response, while the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is providing shelter, emergency items and protection monitoring for hundreds of thousands amongst the newly displaced population. WFP / UNHCR

13 Aug 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN 1 / SECURITY COUNCIL ARRIVALS

Fifteen members of the United Nations Security Council arrived in South Sudan in a bid to end the violence that has gripped the country since December last year. UNMISS

12 Aug 2014 | Read More »

 

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