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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 / SYRIA AMOS

Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos, in her briefing to the Security Council said since the adoption of resolution 2165 for cross-border and cross-line humanitarian access, "we have delivered to nearly all the hard-to-reach locations in the four governorates', adding in "despite the progress we have made it is still not enough." UNIFEED-UNTV

25 Nov 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIA COI

A new report of the UN Commission of Inquiry dealing with Syria has documented shocking accounts of the ISIS (Da'esh) armed group's use of terror to subjugate Syrians living in its areas of control, as well as the use of extreme violence against both civilians and captured fighters. CH UNTV

14 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / DE MISTURA SYRIA

The UN Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said the people of that country are tired and desperate after more than three years of civil war, adding in "the feeling was: anything, but let's stop this carnage." UNIFEED-UNTV

3 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA

A senior official from the United Nations humanitarian agency told the Security Council that armed violence continues to escalate throughout Syrian, adding that the humanitarian situation in the country continues to deteriorate and "the levels of violence, death and destruction remain unrelenting." UNIFEED-UNTV

30 Oct 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 »

IRAQ / KOBANE REFUGEES

Within the last few days some 6000 refugees from Kobane inSyriahave arrived in Galiwan refugee camp in northernIraq. Officials estimate at least 50 000 more are on their way. UNICEF

15 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIA DE MISTURA PRESSER

UN Special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura appealed to Turkey to allow volunteer fighters to cross the border with Syria and fight against ISIL militants. UNTV CH

10 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / KOBANE REFUGEES WRAP

Syrian Kurdish refugees fleeing fighting around the Syrian border town of Kobane have told UNHCR officials about atrocities carried out by ISIL militants. UNTV CH / UNHCR

10 Oct 2014 | Read More »

 

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