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TURKEY / WORLD REFUGEE DAY

Marking World Refugee Day, the UNHCR High Commissioner, Antonio Guterres, along with Special Envoy Angelina Jolie, visited the Midyat  camp in south-eastern Turkey, the home  of thousands of refugees from conflicts in Syria and Iraq.  UNHCR

22 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / RIGHTS COUNCIL OPENING

A pending threat to cut funding for humanitarian aid to eight million Iraqis is "shameful,"    Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said Monday at the opening session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. UNTV CH  

15 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GREECE / REFUGEES KOS WRAP

The UN Refugee agency (UNHCR) helping refugees in the eastern Aegean islands of Greece where in recent weeks an average of 600 people, mostly refugees, have been arriving every day by sea from Turkey, straining the limited  local reception capacity. UNHCR / UNTV CH

5 Jun 2015 | Read More »

UN / IRAQ HERITAGE

The UN General Assembly Thursday condemned "the barbaric acts of destruction and looting of the cultural heritage of Iraq carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant." UNIFEED UNTV

28 May 2015 | Read More »

UN / IRAQ REPORT

UN and Iraqi leaders Thursday called for international humanitarian assistance for Iraq. UNIFEED-UNTV  

14 May 2015 | Read More »

DOHA / CULTURAL TRAFFICKING

The UN cultural agency warned today that destruction and trafficking of Iraq's and Syria's cultural property has reached an unprecedented scale. It also fuels the conflicts by providing revenues for armed groups and terrorists. UNIFEED UNTV

16 Apr 2015 | Read More »

IRAQ / BAN

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today he was "concerned" by allegations of summary killings and other abuses by militias fighting alongside the Iraqi armed forces. UNAMI

30 Mar 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / ISIL

The so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) may have committed all three of the most serious international crimes – namely war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide – according to a report issued by the UN Human Rights Office. UNTV CH

19 Mar 2015 | Read More »

IRAQ / SYRIAN REFUGEES

Four years after the start of the Syrian conflict, the official border crossing in Peshkhabour still receives refugees every day. Entire families are fleeing their villages and attempting dangerous journeys across frontlines and checkpoints, hoping for a better life in Kurdistan. UNHCR

18 Mar 2015 | Read More »

WHO / HUMANITARIAN APPEAL

The World Health Organization (WHO) appealed to donors to provide USD 1 billion for life-saving health needs ranging from childhood vaccinations to surgical care for the severely wounded for some 25 million people caught up in conflict across the Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan and Syria. WHO / FILE

24 Feb 2015 | Read More »

 

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