Home » 13.01.00 – PROTECTION OF AND ASSISTANCE TO REFUGEES AND DISPLACED PERSONS

13.01.00 – PROTECTION OF AND ASSISTANCE TO REFUGEES AND DISPLACED PERSONS

JORDAN / CASH ASSISTANCE

In an effort to bring timely assistance to refugees, The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Jordan is using iris scan technology to enable them to access their funds. This means they do not need a bank card or PIN code. UNHCR

29 May 2015 | Read More »

TANZANIA / CHOLERA SUCCESSES

Twenty-five-year-old John Nyabenda is feeling better. After three days in a cholera treatment center, he's regained some strength.UNHCR

28 May 2015 | Read More »

CAR / DONOR CONFERENCE

Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Kyung-wha Kang, said it is crucial that the level of response and commitment by donors and humanitarian actors in the Central African Republic is maintained. OCHA

26 May 2015 | Read More »

TANZANIA / BURUNDIAN REFUGEES

On the shores of Lake Tanganyika, crowds of refugees from Burundi are waiting for ships  to carry them away from the isolated village of Kagunga where according to UNHCR as many as 50,000 have come seeking refuge. UNHCR

22 May 2015 | Read More »

TANZANIA / BURUNDIAN REFUGEES

Since the beginning of May more than 60,000 refugees from Burundi have fled to Tanzania, fearing violence and intimidation ahead of the Burundi's upcoming election.  The majority have arrived in Kagunga peninsula, a remote village on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, where resources are scarce. UNHCR.

20 May 2015 | Read More »

INDONESIA / ROHINGYA REFUGEES

UN Refugee Agency welcomed the commitment announced Wednesday by the Foreign Ministers of Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand to resolve the issue of the thousands of refugees and migrants stranded in boats in the Bay of Bengal and off the coast of Southeast Asia. UNHCR

20 May 2015 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / NAKAMITSU MARKET SHED

As part of an Integrated Crisis Response Programme that United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its partners are implementing in South Sudan, the UNDP built a market shed to serve a community of more than 70 000 people displaced by fighting. UNMISS

19 May 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / PUSHING BACK MIGRANTS

The UN Office for Human Rights spokesperson said reports that Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia have been pushing boats full of vulnerable migrants back out to sea are appalling, adding that that pushing boats back out to sea will inevitably lead to many avoidable deaths and that the focus should be on saving lives, not further [...]

15 May 2015 | Read More »

UN / MIGRANTS

The European Union Monday asked the UN Security Council for assistance in stopping the deadly flow of migrants in the Mediterranean. High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs Frederica Mogherini, told the Council, "The EU can do a lot. The European Union, we will, do a lot. But we cannot do it alone.” UNIFEED-UNTV

11 May 2015 | Read More »

RWANDA / BURUNDIAN REFUGEES WRAP

A UNHCR spokesperson said Friday more than 50,000 people from Burundi have fled from their homes over the past few weeks, to neighbouring Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. UNTV CH / UNCHR / RECENT

8 May 2015 | Read More »

 

May 2015
M T W T F S S
« Apr    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031