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UNHCR / FOUR MILLION REFUGEES

The number of refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria to neighbouring countries has passed four million,   the UN Refugee agency reported Thursday. UNHCR/FILE

9 Jul 2015 | Read More »

LEBANON / SYRIAN CHILD LABOUR

The conflict and humanitarian crisis in Syria are pushing an ever increasing number of children into exploitation in the labour market, and much more needs to be done to reverse the trend, according to a new report released by Save the Children and  the UN Children’s Fund. UNICEF.  

1 Jul 2015 | Read More »

UN / GENEVA COMMUNIQUE

In a statement read by a UN spokesperson, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday said "it should shame us all that, three years since the adoption of the Geneva Communiqué on resolving the cataclysmic conflict in Syria, the suffering of the Syrian people continues to plumb new depths." UNIFEED-UNTV

30 Jun 2015 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA HUMANITARIAN

A senior UN's humanitarian official told the Security Council "intense fighting" across Syria is displacing "tens of thousands more people," adding in "aid deliveries to the 4.8 million people in need in hard-to-reach areas remain a serious challenge." UNIFEED-UNTV

29 Jun 2015 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA BARREL BOMBS

A  UN Security Council member said today that the international community was saying to the Syrian government, "with a single voice: 'stop the barrel bombing'." UNIFEED UNTV

26 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIA COMMISSION REPORT

The conflict in Syria is causing 'unspeakable suffering' for civilians, who are subjected to violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, particularly through the use of indiscriminate shelling, illegal weapons and siege warfare tactics, according to findings of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic.  UNTV CH

23 Jun 2015 | Read More »

TURKEY / WORLD REFUGEE DAY

Marking World Refugee Day, the UNHCR High Commissioner, Antonio Guterres, along with Special Envoy Angelina Jolie, visited the Midyat  camp in south-eastern Turkey, the home  of thousands of refugees from conflicts in Syria and Iraq.  UNHCR

22 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / RIGHTS COUNCIL OPENING

A pending threat to cut funding for humanitarian aid to eight million Iraqis is "shameful,"    Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said Monday at the opening session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. UNTV CH  

15 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GREECE / REFUGEES KOS WRAP

The UN Refugee agency (UNHCR) helping refugees in the eastern Aegean islands of Greece where in recent weeks an average of 600 people, mostly refugees, have been arriving every day by sea from Turkey, straining the limited  local reception capacity. UNHCR / UNTV CH

5 Jun 2015 | Read More »

JORDAN / CASH ASSISTANCE

In an effort to bring timely assistance to refugees, The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Jordan is using iris scan technology to enable them to access their funds. This means they do not need a bank card or PIN code. UNHCR

29 May 2015 | Read More »

 

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