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LAMPEDUSA / TWIN BROTHERS

As the seas get warmer, more boats carrying migrants and refugees make the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean into Europe. In the past week more than 8500 people were rescued at sea off the coast of Lampedusa and taken into different parts of Italy. Mohammed and Iyla’ are twins from Syria. They are 25 years [...]

16 Apr 2015 | Read More »

SYRIA / YARMOUK VISIT

Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner-General of the UN Relief Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA visited Palestinian refugees displaced  from Yarmouk refugee camp in  Syria  Sunday. UNRWA

13 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 »

UN / BAN ON YARMOUK

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the world "cannot stand by and watch a massacre unfold" in the refugee camp of Yarmouk in Syria, an area that he said was "beginning to resemble a death camp." UNIFEED – UNTV

9 Apr 2015 | Read More »

UN / SPOKESPERSON ON YARMOUK

A spokesperson for the UN Secretary General said Palestinian refugees in the Yarmouk camp in Syria are experiencing "unimaginable suffering" and said the United Nations was calling for a pause in hostilities to allow for safe evacuation of civilians. UNIFEED – UNTV

8 Apr 2015 | Read More »

UN / YARMOUK

The United Nations Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the grave crimes committed by ISIS and Al-Nusra Front against civilians in the Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees. UNIFEED-UNTV

6 Apr 2015 | Read More »

UN / UNRWA

The UN's top official dealing with Palestinian refugees today said  refugees in the besieged  Yarmouk are facing "severe" conditions and those who want to leave should be allowed "an orderly and safe evacuation." UNIFEED – UNTV

6 Apr 2015 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA BLATANT VIOLATION

The United Nations today labelled air attacks on hospitals and medical workers in Syria, as "a blatant violation of international humanitarian law." UNIFEED-UNTV

2 Apr 2015 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA AMOS

United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator Valarie Amos told the Security Council that the war in Syria is characterized by breath-taking levels of savagery as civilians continue to bear the brunt of the conflict. UNIFEED-UNTV

26 Mar 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 »

 

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