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LEBANON / SYRIAN CHILD LABOUR

The conflict and humanitarian crisis in Syria are pushing an ever increasing number of children into exploitation in the labour market, and much more needs to be done to reverse the trend, according to a new report released by Save the Children and  the UN Children’s Fund. UNICEF.  

1 Jul 2015 | Read More »

UNHCR / GUTERRES MIGRANT DEATHS

The High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, stressed the importance of a robust rescue-at-sea mechanism in the central Mediterranean, bemoaning the fact that the Mare Nostrum rescue programme was never replaced by an equivalent capacity. UNHCR

15 Apr 2015 | Read More »

LEBANON / CATTLE VACCINATIONS

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is carrying out a vaccination programme to try to stem the spread of diseases hitting cows, goats and sheep along Lebanon's border with Syria. FAO

10 Apr 2015 | Read More »

LEBANON / FORCED EVICTIONS

Security concerns on the volatile Lebanese-Syrian border have caused the Lebanese army to forcefully evict entire families from their tented settlements. Already dealing with the hardship of being displaced from their homes in Syria, 30 refugee families had no choice but to find yet another place to call home. UNHCR

24 Mar 2015 | Read More »

LEBANON / WINTER VICTIMS

After being tormented by his wife's death while giving birth to their triplets at the outset of the new year, Saleh, a Syrian refugee, relived the pain only 20 days later. His new born son, Kaled, died during a ferocious snowstorm that engulfed Bekaa Valley in eastern Lebanon. UNHCR

20 Mar 2015 | Read More »

UN / SAFE SCHOOLS

UN Special Envoy on Education, Gordon Brown, said that it is time to "end the shameful breeches of international law that are violating the rights of millions of children" and insist that, even in conflict zones, there are properly resourced safe schools which enable children to receive an education in peace. UNIFEED-UNTV

18 Mar 2015 | Read More »

LEBANON / SYRIAN MEMORIES

As Syria enters its 5th year of conflict, refugees are losing hope of going home any time soon. Hassan, Heba and their three children had an affluent life back in Syria; a car rental business, a home, and a good school for their children. But After Hassan was kidnapped five times for ransom; the family [...]

17 Mar 2015 | Read More »

UN / SPANISH PEACEKEEPERS

The members of the Security Council condemned "in the strongest terms" the killing of a Spanish peacekeeper in Lebanon on 28 January 2015 and "are looking forward to the immediate completion of UNIFIL's full and comprehensive investigation."  UNIFEED-UNTV

4 Feb 2015 | Read More »

UN / PLUMBLY

British diplomat Derek Plumbly recently completed a three-year stint as the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon. In an interview at UN Headquarters, he noted that while there are still outstanding issues and underlying tensions, all parties want to maintain calm across the so-called 'Blue Line' that separates Israel and Lebanon. UNIFEED-UNTV / FILE

23 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 »

 

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