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13.02.00 – DISASTER PREVENTION, PREPAREDNESS AND RELIEF

IRAQ / ANGELINA JOLIE

UNHCR special envoy and actress Angelina Jolie called upon the international community "to step up and do more" to help refugees and displaced people in Iraq and Syria. UNHCR

26 Jan 2015 | Read More »

DRC / LUHANGO RETURNEES

Four United Nations (UN) agencies are conducting a joint project to help 600 families in  Luhango, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to rebuild their lives after years of destruction brought by war and displacement. MONUSCO

22 Jan 2015 | Read More »

UNHCR / NIGERIA RETURNS

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) asked Nigerian authorities to stop bringing back refugees sheltering in neighbouring Niger “until there are proper safeguards and a legal framework between Nigeria, Niger and UNHCR." UNTV CH

16 Jan 2015 | Read More »

UNHCR / LIBYA DISPLACED

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said an upsurge in fighting in Libya since the start of the year has led to more displacement in many towns and cities in the east of the country, with some people having been forced to flee for the fourth or fifth time. UNTV CH

16 Jan 2015 | Read More »

UNHCR / SYRIAN REFUGEES REPORT

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, says large numbers of Syrian refugees are sliding into abject poverty, and at an alarming rate, due to the magnitude of the crisis and insufficient support from the international community. UNHCR

14 Jan 2015 | Read More »

LEBANON / SYRIAN REFUGEES WINTER

The winter storm hitting Lebanon is felt most by those who are most vulnerable — the elderly and the very young. Despite continuing aid distributions, many are struggling to cope in sub-zero temperatures and icy conditions. Since the start of the war in Syria, over 1.1 million Syrian refugees fled to Lebanon. UNHCR

13 Jan 2015 | Read More »

ROME / TSUNAMI

Ten years after the world’s worst natural disaster in living memory roared across the shorelines of South and Southeast Asia, countries in the region are better prepared to deal with tragedies like the tsunami, but there is still room for improvement, the United Nations’ food agency (FAO) said today.  FAO

22 Dec 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / XMAS CRISIS

Lean holiday season is looming for some 1.8 million Iraqis displaced by ISIL as funding for United Nations World Food Programme dwindles. WFP

22 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN / PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

The persons with disabilities need to be actively engaged in disaster risk reduction planning – it was said at the United Nations (UN) today, on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. UNIFEED-UNTV

3 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN / HUMANITARIAN FORUM

Speaking at the start of the Third Global Humanitarian Policy Forum, the United Nations Deputy-Secretary General, Jan Eliasson,  noted that over the past ten years, the cost of humanitarian operations "has risen nearly 600 percent" and said that it has become "increasingly difficult to raise these funds." UNIFEED – UNTV

3 Dec 2014 | Read More »

 

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