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HUNGARY / REFUGEES TRAIN STATION

Outside the Keleti train station in Budapest, over 3,000 refugees wait to continue their journey. For two days now, they have been stuck here after Hungarian authorities closed off the station, preventing all refugees from taking trains bound for Austria and Germany. UNCHR

3 Sep 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIA COI

The chair of the Commission of Inquiry (COI) on Syria Paulo Sergio Pinheiro told reporters in Geneva ,”civilians are suffering the unimaginable", adding in current trends suggest that the Syrian conflict "will carry on for the foreseeable future”. UNTV CH

3 Sep 2015 | Read More »

UN / CHURKIN PRESSER

Ambassador Vitaly Churkin of Russia said  that "it would be great" to have a woman elected as the next Secretary-General, but expressed concern that for "some of those people who vocally are advocating a female Secretary-General," their interest "is to step out of the Eastern European group." UNIFEED-UNTV

2 Sep 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / MEDITERRANEAN MIGRANTS

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reported today that around 219,000 people crossed the Mediterranean during the whole of 2014 while almost 200,000 people have landed in Greece and 110,000 in Italy so far this year. UNTV CH

28 Aug 2015 | Read More »

UNHCR / MIGRANTS PRESSER WRAP

The UN refugee agency head António Guterres urged Wednesday (26 Aug) all European countries to adhere to the principles of responsibility and solidarity to assure an effective response to the surge of refugees in Europe. UNHCR

27 Aug 2015 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA O'BRIEN

The UN humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien told the Security Council  "I am angry, because we as the international community are not allowed and able to do more to protect Syrians." UNIFEED-UNTV

27 Aug 2015 | Read More »

SERBIA / REFUGEES

As Hungary builds a fence on its border with Serbia and the situation at the border between the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYRoM) and Greece is increasingly precarious, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is calling on the EU to open legal channels to allow vulnerable people to find protection in Europe. UNHCR

21 Aug 2015 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA STATEMENT

The UN Security Council today adopted a statement of support for the approach set by the Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, which works "towards political negotiations and a political transition based on the Geneva Communique" in order to bring a lasting solution to the Syrian conflict. UNIFEED-UNTV

17 Aug 2015 | Read More »

LEBANON / SYRIAN REFUGEES

The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) Ertharin Cousin concluded a visit to Jordan and Lebanon on Thursday by calling upon the international community to continue support Syrian refugees displaced in neighbouring countries and appealing to the world not to forget this crisis. UNHCR

13 Aug 2015 | Read More »

SYRIA / WATER CUTS ALEPPO

The restoration of water supply to the war-torn city of Aleppo has come as a welcome relief to residents whose taps have run dry in recent weeks due to the fighting and frequent power cuts. UNICEF

12 Aug 2015 | Read More »

 

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