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UN / SYRIA ARRIA

The Chair of the Human Rights Council's Commission of Inquiry on Syria, Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro , said that  in the conflict in Syria "nobody, no party, is respecting any rules of engagement. And this is terrific as who is suffering because of this impunity, of this disrespect for the rules of engagement is the civilian population [...]

25 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 »

IRAQ / GUTERRES VISITS ARBAT CAMP

Iraq's northern region of Kurdistan has become host to thousands of Iraqis displaced by fighting elsewhere in the country. The semi-autonomous region is also sheltering over 200,000 refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria. UNHCR

18 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / BAN

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon formally introduced his Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, and his Deputy Special Envoy for Syria, Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy to the press. Ban also gave remarks on Israel ground invasion of Gaza and the Malaysia Airlines disaster in Ukraine. UNIFEED – UNTV

17 Jul 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / SYRIAN REFUGEES

Syrians have long been known for their artisan skills, and with over a million Syrian refugees now residing in Lebanon, their unique skills can now be put to good use. UNHCR along with its partners are training around 60 mostly Syrian and Lebanese women in traditional fabric printing techniques.  UNHCR

16 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA

In response to the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria, the Security Council  unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at increasing access to civilians in difficult-to-reach areas by authorizing the delivery of assistance across borders and conflict lines. UNIFEED-UNTV

14 Jul 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / LEBANON SYRIAN REFUGEES

The number of Syrian refugees arriving in Lebanon is on the increase, stretching local resources to what that UN has described as a “national calamity.” The number of refugees fleeing from Syria into Lebanon surpassed one million in April and is estimated to reach 1.5 million by the end of the year. UNTV CH

14 Jul 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIAN REFUGEES IN EUROPE

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) called on European countries to admit more Syrian refugees fleeing the war in their country. CH UNTV

11 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / LEBANON PLUMBLY

 UN envoy forLebanon Derek Plumbly stressed the urgent need for the country's leaders to agree on the election of a new president as soon as possible in light of the situation on the ground, which is marked by renewed terrorist threats and the growing refugee population resulting from the conflict in neighbouringSyria. In an interview [...]

9 Jul 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / GUTERRES VISIT

UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres paid a visit to a Syrian refugee family living in the Jordanian capital Amman. The family is headed by a single woman, 59-year-old Awah. A new UNHCR report reveals more than 145,000 Syrian refugee families in Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon and Iraq headed by lone women.  They face a [...]

8 Jul 2014 | Read More »

 

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