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UN / AL-HUSSEIN CEREMONY

Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein ofJordanwas sworn-in today at a ceremony at UN headquarters inNew Yorkas the new High Commissioner for Human Rights, succeeding Navi Pillay ofSouth Africa. UNIFEED-UNTV

4 Sep 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / ERBIL AIRLIFT

In response to the deteriorating situation in northern Iraq, UNHCR launched its largest aid pushes aimed at helping nearly half a million people who have been forced to flee their homes. UNHCR

20 Aug 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / GUTERRES VISIT

UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres paid a visit to a Syrian refugee family living in the Jordanian capital Amman. The family is headed by a single woman, 59-year-old Awah. A new UNHCR report reveals more than 145,000 Syrian refugee families in Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon and Iraq headed by lone women.  They face a [...]

8 Jul 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / REFUGEE ART ADVANCER WORLD REFUGEE DAY

UNHCR has invited young refugees to paint their messages on a tent for the world to see. This tent, along with three others painted across the country, will be pitched as part of an exhibition marking World Refugee Day. UNHCR

18 Jun 2014 | Read More »

GA / PRINCE ZEID RA'AD ZEID AL HUSSEIN

Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al Hussein was officially appointed by the 193-Nation UN General Assembly to become the next United Nations human rights chief in Geneva. UNIFEED-UNTV/FILE

16 Jun 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / SYRIA BOY CANCER

Sameh is a 14-year-old Syrian boy living with brain cancer as a refugee in Jordan. He has had multiple surgeries to remove a tumor while in the camp – his uncle says he lives without fear.  UNHCR  

30 May 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / REFUGEES POPE

Pope Francis will visitJordanon Saturday where he will meet with refugees, among them, the Sabra family, Christian refugees from Syria. UNHCR

23 May 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / IBRAHIM

Ibrahim has suffered too much for an 11-year-old. His mother and brother were killed by a bomb inDamascus, which left the Syrian boy with bad injuries. With the help of doctors in Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp, he hopes to once more walk unaided. UNHCR

10 May 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / SHAKESPEARE SYRIA REFUGEE

Wiam Yousef Al-Ammari stopped going to school after fleeing Syria more than a year ago. However she plays a star role in "Shakespeare in Zaatari" which has inspired her to become an actress.  UNHCR

10 Apr 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / BEDOUIN TEACHER

An estimated 25 percent of Syrian refugee children in Jordan are not enrolled in schools. Some refugee teachers have taken it into their own hands to educate their children. Jamal Shahadeh opened a school at a refugee settlement near Amman, where all the residents are Bedouin relatives. UNHCR

10 Apr 2014 | Read More »

 

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