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JORDAN / GUTERRES ZAATARI

Syrian refugees living in Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan are still trying to overcome the damage done by the storm that hit the region last week. On his second day in Jordan, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres visited the camp to see the impact of the damage. He was also able to [...]

15 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 »

JORDAN/ REFUGEES FLOOD

Extreme weather has wreaked havoc for Syrian refugees living in Jordan's Zaatari camp over the past few days, flooding homes, collapsing tents and forcing hundreds to wait out the storms in emergency shelters or with neighbours and relatives. UNHCR

9 Jan 2015 | Read More »

UN / PALESTINE

The Jordanian ambassador to the United Nations said today that the Arab Group at the UN had agreed on revisions to a resolution to be sent to the Security Council that calls for an end of Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. UNIFEED-UNTV

29 Dec 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / NUCLEAR DETECTION

A highly sensitive field laboratory to carry out a forensic investigation of a possible nuclear explosion brings together equipment developed by Chinese, American, Russian, and European scientists to strengthen the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty's verification system. CTBTO

2 Dec 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / WMD EXERCISE

The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) is conducting the "largest ever" Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) exercise in Jordan’s desert to develop its "On Site Inspection" capabilities for when the Treaty comes into force. CTBTO

17 Nov 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / JACQUES ROGGE

The UN Special Envoy for Youth Refugees and Sport and former head of the International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge visited the Azraq refugee camp and met Syrian refugees to raise awareness of the condition of youth refugees and the positive impact of sport on their wellbeing. Over half of the population of Azraq camp are [...]

29 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / MIGRANTS HUMAN RIGHTS

The Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, François Crépeau, expressed concern over the situation of Syrian and other refugees, saying that "there is little appetite, especially in the global north, for resettling these people who have fled a bloody civil war." Crépeau also spoke about the situation of the World Cup sites workforce in [...]

24 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GA / DEBATE 2

The leaders of Qatar, Egypt, Jordan and France have called on the international community to stand fight the global threat posed by terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria. Speaking before the General Assembly in New York, French President François Hollande said that France will “never give in to blackmail, to pressure, to barbaric acts,” soon after the [...]

24 Sep 2014 | Read More »

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 »

 

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