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13.02.00 – DISASTER PREVENTION, PREPAREDNESS AND RELIEF

IRAQ / WINTER SUPPLIES

As cold weather sets early in the mountains of northern Iraq, Unicef and its partners began a distribution of winter clothes to estimated half million displaced children throughout the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.  UNICEF

29 Oct 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / UNDP DISPLACED

United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in South Sudan today launched its pilot projects at UN-House Protection of Civilians (PoC 1) within the Integrated Crisis Prevention and Recovery Program "Strengthening national capacities for Early Recovery, Peace Building and Reconciliation". The Program aims at creating enabling conditions for the return and re-integration of internally displaced persons. UNMISS

20 Oct 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / KOBANE REFUGEES

Within the last few days some 6000 refugees from Kobane inSyriahave arrived in Galiwan refugee camp in northernIraq. Officials estimate at least 50 000 more are on their way. UNICEF

15 Oct 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / BANGURA

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Bangura travelled to Bentiu, South Sudan where she met government officials and displaced women living in shelters at the United Nations compound. UNMISS

10 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / KOBANE REFUGEES WRAP

Syrian Kurdish refugees fleeing fighting around the Syrian border town of Kobane have told UNHCR officials about atrocities carried out by ISIL militants. UNTV CH / UNHCR

10 Oct 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / LOEJ PRESSER

At her first press conference in capacity of chief of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Ellen Margrethe Loej stressed today in Juba the vital need for South Sudan's political leaders "to make the necessary compromise for peace". UNMISS

7 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UNHCR / AFRICA APPEAL

The head of the UN refugee agency warned the international community today about the risks of overlooking the humanitarian crises in Africa, calling for a renewed commitment to preventing conflict and ending protracted displacement. UNHCR

29 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UNIFEED / SIMONOVIC UKRAINE UPDATE

The United Nations (UN) Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic said that the greatest problem now for the displaced in Ukraine is the approaching winter and that 20 percent of them live in collective centres without heating. UNIFEED

17 Sep 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / GUTERRES

The heads of UNHCR and the UN Development Programme visited Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.  High Commissioner António Guterres said that Syria has become “the worst humanitarian tragedy of our time.” UNHCR

16 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / RAPID RESPONSE MECHANISM

UNICEF and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are stepping up joint missions to reach desperate people in remote areas of South Sudan where the number of children at risk of death from malnutrition-related causes has increased dramatically. UNICEF

12 Sep 2014 | Read More »

 

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