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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 »

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 »

JERUSALEM / UNRWA YARMOUK

  The head of the UN's agency dealing with Palestinian refugees said Monday the plight of refugees fleeing the Yarmouk camp in Syria only to face death on the high seas of the Mediterranean, "is almost beyond what can be expressed in human terms." UNIFEED UNTV

20 Apr 2015 | Read More »

SYRIA / CONFLICT FOURTH ANNIVERSARY

UNICEF said some 14 million children across the region are now suffering from the escalating conflict sweeping Syria and much of Iraq. The situation of more than 5.6 million children inside the Syria remains the most desperate with the conflict in the country now entering its fifth year. UNICEF

12 Mar 2015 | Read More »

TURKEY / SURUC REFUGEE CAMP

The new camp in Suruç in Şanlıurfa province is among the 25 camps set up and managed by Turkey. It is the biggest camp in the country so far with capacity to accommodate 35,000 people. UNHCR

11 Feb 2015 | Read More »

ITALY / SYRIAN REFUGEES

The cargo ship Ezadeen entered  the port of Corigliano Calabro, in southern Italy over the weekend, after it and hundreds of Syrian refugees aboard, had been abandoned by smugglers and left in the Ionian Sea.  UNHCR

5 Jan 2015 | Read More »

UN / MIGRANTS HUMAN RIGHTS

The Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, François Crépeau, expressed concern over the situation of Syrian and other refugees, saying that "there is little appetite, especially in the global north, for resettling these people who have fled a bloody civil war." Crépeau also spoke about the situation of the World Cup sites workforce in [...]

24 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 »

TURKEY / AID AIRLIFT

The first of eight UNHCR aid flights for the surge of refugees fleeing northernSyriahas landed inAdana,Turkey. More than 144,000 Syrian refugees, mainly Kurds, have sought refuge in southern Turkey's Sanilurfa province since last Friday (19 September), fleeing conflict and ISIS advances on towns and villages near Kobani (or Ayn al-Arab) in northern Syria. UNHCR  

25 Sep 2014 | Read More »

 

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