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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 »

LEBANON / REFUGEES SNOW

On day two of the winter storm hitting Lebanon, many Syrian refugees made use of the relatively calmer conditions to repair their tents as more snow was forecast. The storm, known as "Zeina," generated even more misery for hundreds of thousands of refugees living in the worst-hit areas. Even colder temperatures are in the forecast. [...]

9 Jan 2015 | Read More »

LEBANON / WEATHER AND REFUGEES

A ferocious snowstorm hit Lebanon this week putting the lives of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees at risk. UNHCR

8 Jan 2015 | Read More »

IRAQ- LEBANON / SYRIAN REFUGEES

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) appealed today in Berlin for close to US$1.5 billion in 2015 to feed over 6.5 million Syrians displaced inside their country and sheltering in neighbouring countries. WFP  

18 Dec 2014 | Read More »

GERMANY / SYRIAN REFUGEES

A Syrian refugee finds a home in Germany, schooling for himself and his family and medical support for his son who was born near deaf. UNHCR

8 Dec 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / SYRIAN REFUGEES AHMED

Ahmed, a doctor from Syria, is now one of UNHCR's 392 volunteers tasked with addressing some of the health concerns of over 1 million Syrian refugees living in tented settlements and urban settings in Lebanon, as well as providing them with information and advice about health and treatment at their disposal. UNHCR

2 Dec 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / SYRIAN REFUGEES WINTER

With winter on the doorstep, UNHCR and its partners estimate that some 132,000 refugee households (660,000 people) in Lebanon will be in need of some kind of assistance during the winter to keep them warm and dry.  UNHCR

28 Nov 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / SYRIAN REFUGEES

Over a thousand Syrian refugees live in an unofficial camp in unused agricultural fields in Lebanon around 15 kilometers from the border of Syria.  Being unofficial, there is no infrastructure. There is no running water, electricity, or sewage.  Two consecutive severe winter storms have just hit Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Iraq dumping heavy rain on [...]

26 Nov 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 »

 

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