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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 »

GA / DEBATE 3

Turkish President Erdogan stressed that it has received more than 150,000 Syrian refugees in the last five days and said that Turkey is “one of the most generous countries in the world.” Speaking at the General Assembly in New York, Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez briefed about the financial obstacles facing her country and noted the room [...]

24 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / ISIL 2

Abdullah II Bin Al Hussein, King of Jordan said "there has to be a zero tolerance policy to any country, organization, or individual that facilitates, supports or finances terror groups or provides weapons or promotes propaganda" adding that, "countries cannot comply in one theatre while making mischief in another." Speakers include: UK, Russia, Iraq, Turkey, [...]

24 Sep 2014 | Read More »

TURKEY / SYRIAN REFUGEE EXODUS

Over 130,000 Syrian Kurd refugees have crossed into Turkey from the north of Syria in the last three days. This is one of the largest refugee influxes into Turkey since the start of the Syrian civil war over three years ago.  UNHCR

23 Sep 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / ERBIL AIRLIFT

In response to the deteriorating situation in northern Iraq, UNHCR launched its largest aid pushes aimed at helping nearly half a million people who have been forced to flee their homes. UNHCR

20 Aug 2014 | Read More »

 

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