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13.01.00 – PROTECTION OF AND ASSISTANCE TO REFUGEES AND DISPLACED PERSONS

UN / BOR CAMP ATTACK

The Secretary-General strongly condemned today's attack on civilians and United Nations Peacekeepers in the UNMISS Protection of Civilians site in Bor, in the capital of Jonglei State in South Sudan. The UN spokesperson said “the number of people killed or wounded is yet to be confirmed”. UNTV

17 Apr 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / TOBY LANZER PRESSER

Following renewal of fighting in Bentiu, capital of the Unity State of South Sudan, the anti-government forces have taken control of the city, doubling the number of people seeking shelter at the UNMISS base in Bentiu  to about 9 000, UN Humanitarian Coordinator Toby Lanzer said in Juba.  UNMISS

15 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UNICEF / ORLANDO BLOOM

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom wrapped up a visit  to Jordan where he met with children from Syria and their families whose lives have been devastated by the conflict – now in its fourth year. UNICEF

14 Apr 2014 | Read More »

SYRIA / AID EASTERN ALEPPO

Following an agreement with the Syrian Government and the opposition, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and SARC (Syrian Arab Red Crescent) this week carried out a rare and risky operation to deliver humanitarian assistance to the besieged neighborhood of Boustan al Qaser in Eastern Aleppo. UNHCR

11 Apr 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / SHAKESPEARE SYRIA REFUGEE

Wiam Yousef Al-Ammari stopped going to school after fleeing Syria more than a year ago. However she plays a star role in "Shakespeare in Zaatari" which has inspired her to become an actress.  UNHCR

10 Apr 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / BEDOUIN TEACHER

An estimated 25 percent of Syrian refugee children in Jordan are not enrolled in schools. Some refugee teachers have taken it into their own hands to educate their children. Jamal Shahadeh opened a school at a refugee settlement near Amman, where all the residents are Bedouin relatives. UNHCR

10 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / SOUTH SUDAN TOMPING CAMP

A UN spokesperson said that, "we are very much aware" of the health risks posed by the upcoming rainy season in South Sudan and that it was a  "huge logistical challenge" to run a peacekeeping mission and "also take care of these thousands and thousands of people."  The comments came after a news report which [...]

9 Apr 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / RWANDA GENOCIDE

Hundreds of Rwandans and others gathered at a somber ceremony at the UNMISS base in South Sudan to mark the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the 100-day genocide that left almost a million people in the country dead. UNMISS

7 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / DARFUR

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution which took note of the proposed adjustment of the benchmarks and indicators outlined by the Secretary-General for the UN-African Union Mission in Darfur, Sudan (UNAMID). UNTV

3 Apr 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / MINE ACTION ADVANCER MINE CLEARING

The UN Mine Action agency (UNMAS) recently sent teams toUpperNileStateinSouth Sudanto help clear a new location which has been ear-marked as a Protection of Civilian (POC) site. These locations currently have 22,800 civilians seeking protection. Mine Action Awareness Day is 4 April. UNMISS

3 Apr 2014 | Read More »

 

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