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13.01.00 – PROTECTION OF AND ASSISTANCE TO REFUGEES AND DISPLACED PERSONS

NEPAL / EARTHQUAKE DISPLACED COMMUNITIES

After Nepal's April 25 earthquake and its aftershocks, children continue to face multiple risks as their families have been pushed deeper into poverty and they remain in need of aid. About 1 million children live in areas at high risk of landslides and floods due to the current monsoon season. UNICEF

30 Jul 2015 | Read More »

UN / O'BRIEN SYRIA

UN Humanitarian Chief told Security Council today that "what began in Syria as unrest in March 2011 has transformed into a war characterized by the complete failure to protect civilians, generating gargantuan levels of suffering for most civilians." UNIFEED-UNTV

28 Jul 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / ZAATARI CAMP

A UN Refugee Agency spokesperson Tuesday said that major challenges remain in meeting the needs of people who live in the largest refugee camp in the Middle East. The Zaatari camp in Jordan is home to around 81,000 Syrians. UNTV CH

28 Jul 2015 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / O’BRIEN PRESSER

The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O'Brien, wrapped up his four-day visit to the country over the weekend.  He called on all parties to lay down their arms and commit to sustainable peace to halt the rapidly spiraling humanitarian crisis. UNMISS

27 Jul 2015 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / O'BRIEN UNITY STATE

During his visit to South Sudan's Unity State, the UN Humanitarian Affairs chief said "it is vital that the humanitarian workers are always given access and that they are allowed to do their work in safety." UNMISS

24 Jul 2015 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / MONGOLIAN WOMEN PEACEKEEPERS

In South Sudan the Mongolian women peacekeepers are making a positive impact on peacekeeping environments by supporting the role of women in building peace and by protecting women's rights.  UNMISS

24 Jul 2015 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / O’BRIEN HUMANITARIAN

Stephen O'Brien, the newly appointed United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator arrived Wednesday in South Sudan on a four-day visit to the country. UNMISS

22 Jul 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / YEMEN UPDATE

United Nations said Tuesday that millions of Yemenis continue to suffer from violence, hunger and poor medical assistance as violence escalates unabated.  UNTV CH

21 Jul 2015 | Read More »

UNHCR / GREECE ASYLUM CRISIS

On average 1,000 refugees are now arriving on the Greek islands every day creating an unprecedented emergency for Greece and other countries, the UN refugee agency warned on Friday. UNHCR / FILE

10 Jul 2015 | Read More »

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 »

 

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