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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 »

UN / ITALY MARINES

UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky confirmed that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had spoken over the phone with Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino about the case of two Italian marines being tried in India for killing two local fishermen. UNTV

13 Feb 2014 | Read More »

ITALY / WAITING FOR ASYLUM

Sicilyhas a higher number of asylum-seekers because of its location in the south ofItaly. In 2011, a reception centre was set up to provide asylum-seekers with a place to live while their applications were processed. There are now 4,000 people at the centre, waiting up to a year for a decision on their applications. UNHCR

11 Jan 2014 | Read More »

ITALY / STRANDED REFUGEES

Growing numbers of Syrians have been trying to reachEuropeafter fleeing their war-torn country. In the northern Italian commercial and financial centre ofMilan, a refugee shelter was created in a day after large numbers of Syrian families were found camping in front of the Milan Central railway station. UNHCR

30 Nov 2013 | Read More »

 

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