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GENEVA / LIBYA HUMAN RIGHTS

The United Nations human rights chief has called the mass beheading of Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya as a "vile crime" targeting people on the basis of their religion. UNTV CH

17 Feb 2015 | Read More »

UN / MIGRANTS MEDITERRANEAN

United Nations called for the search-and-rescue capacity in the Mediterranean to be stepped up in the wake of the tragedy off the coast of Lampedusa, which has claimed at least 29 lives. UNIFEED-UNTV

10 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 »

UNHCR / MIGRANTS AT SEA

Wrapping up a high level meeting on the problem of seaborne migrants, the UN refugee agency has warned that the international community was losing its focus on saving lives amid confusion among coastal nations and regional blocs over how to respond to the growing number of people making risky sea journeys in search of asylum [...]

12 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN / ST FRANCIS MANUSCRIPTS

Thirteen medieval manuscripts from the Sacred Convent of St. Francis in Assisi left Italy for the first time in 700 years. The documents are currently being displayed at United Nations headquarters. They will be later shown to the general public at Brooklyn Borough Hall until mid-January. UNIFEED-UNTV

27 Nov 2014 | Read More »

WFP / EBOLA WOMEN

Supporting the medical response to stop the spread of Ebola, that has killed more than 5,100 people, The World Food Programme (WFP) is focusing on meeting the basic food and nutrition needs of affected families and communities in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. WFP

21 Nov 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / LIBYA MIGRANTS

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) says that migrants who arrived in Sicily last weekend, after a treacherous journey by boat from Libya, have been talking about their 'nightmare voyage', which left as many as 180 people dead. UNTV CH

25 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / DEATH PENALTY

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told delegates he was "troubled" by the application of the death penalty for offences that do not meet the threshold under international human rights law of "most serious crimes", including drug-related offences, consensual sexual acts and apostasy. UNIFEED-UNTV

2 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UNHCR / MIGRANTS RESCUE MEDITERRANEAN SEA

In 2013, over 600,000 asylum seekers have asked for protection around the world, one third of them in Europe. Germany thus became the largest asylum seekers recipient country in the developed world. UNHCR

21 Mar 2014 | Read More »

ITALY / MIGRANT RESCUE

Over 1,200 migrants were rescued from inflatable boats off the boast of Lampedusa last week (7 Feb) by the Italian navy. Young men, women and children, crammed into eight dinghies and a boat, were spotted by helicopter halfway betweenTunisiaandItaly. UNHCR  

15 Feb 2014 | Read More »

 

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