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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 »

GENEVA / SYRIA DE MISTURA

The United Nations Special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura called for urgent international action to stop ISIS taking over the city of Kobane on Syria’s northern border with Turkey. UNTV CH

7 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA

Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos, in her briefing to the Security Council said that over the past two weeks, ISIL forces have advanced in northern Aleppo and more than 160,000 people fled into Turkey just in a few days. She said "their fear was so great that many people crossed heavily mined fields to seek [...]

30 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / POWER

At the end of her country's presidency of the Security Council, US Ambassador Samantha Power said that “when transnational problems demand transnational solutions, the United States leads, and over the course of the last few weeks you have seen work building the international coalitions necessary to foster real solutions on the ground.” UNIFEED-UNTV

30 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GA / SYRIA

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Al-Moualem told the General Assembly that his country stands with any international effort aimed at fighting and combating terrorism. He said "let us together stop this ideology and its exporters." UNIFEED-UNTV

29 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / SYRIAN EDUCATION NO LOST GENERATION WRAP

On the 14th of September the school year commenced in Syria with more than one million children unable to attend. At the sidelines of the General Assembly inNew Yorkthis week, UN officials took stock of the education initiative "No Lost Generation' launched one year ago. UNICEF-UNIFEED  

26 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GA / ROUHANI

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned that if countries leading the counter-terrorism coalition in Iraq and Syria "do so to continue their hegemony in the region, they would make a strategic mistake." He noted that "since the pain is better known by the countries in the region," it should be them the ones leading the operations [...]

25 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / VETO

The Foreign Ministers of France and Mexico debated on the use of veto in situations of gross human rights violations. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that “when some mass atrocities are committed, we cannot stay paralyzed at the Security Council.” He said that it was a “question of humanity” and a “question of defending [...]

25 Sep 2014 | Read More »

 

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