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UNHCR / REFUGEES IDP REPORT

The UN refugee agency today (7 January)  reported that war in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere had uprooted an “unprecedented” total of about  5.5 million people during the first six months of 2014. UNIFEED

7 Jan 2015 | Read More »

UN / MIDEAST

A top UN diplomat for the Middle East Peace Process, urged that now is the time to "rebuild trust" in order to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. UNIFEED UNTV

15 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN / MIDDLE EAST

Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman told the Security Council that "Israel's policy and practices of settling parts of its population and new immigrants in the occupied Palestinian territory, including occupied East Jerusalem, are in violation of international law." UNIFEED-UNTV

29 Oct 2014 | Read More »

IMF / MIDDLE EAST

The Middle East and North Africa region continues to experience lackluster growth for the fourth year in a row, the IMF said in its latest regional assessment. The IMF's Regional Economic Outlook, released on October 27, projects growth to increase slightly to 2.6 percent this year. Growth could pick up in 2015 if security conditions [...]

27 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / BAN

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed to the international community to provide US$ 1 billion to respond to the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 4,400 people have died from the deadly disease and there are now close to 9,000 people infected mainly in Liberia, Guinea [...]

16 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA

The UN humanitarian agency said that over the past six months, “the collective punishment of civilians” has continued and that 241,000 people still remain under siege. Nearly "one in two Syrians is either internally displaced or is a refugee." UNIFEED-UNTV

28 Aug 2014 | Read More »

DUBAI / GAZA AIRLIFT

As the number of killed and injured civilians rises in the Gaza Strip, aid agencies are coordinating an emergency response and are airlifting relief supplies from Dubai, United Arab Emirates into Jordan, from where  the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is transporting and distributing to the thousands of vulnerable displaced families in Gaza.  IHC/UNRWA

23 Jul 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / MIDDLE EAST POLIO

The United Nations needs "regular access" to vaccinate 765,000 Syrian children living in hard to reach places against polio in a bid to stop the disease spreading further in the country, according to a report released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund.  UNTV CH

22 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / BAN MIDDLE EAST

The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned rocket attacks from Gaza on Israel and called on Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to exercise "maximum restraint" and to respect international obligations to protect civilians. UNIFEED-UNTV

9 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / BAN PERES

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon meets with President Shimon Peres of Israel expressing appreciation for the Israeli leader’s continued contribution and devotion for peace in the Middle East. UNIFEED-UNTV

29 Jun 2014 | Read More »

 

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