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GENEVA / YEMEN UPDATE

United Nations said Tuesday that millions of Yemenis continue to suffer from violence, hunger and poor medical assistance as violence escalates unabated.  UNTV CH

21 Jul 2015 | Read More »

MEDITERRANEAN / MIGRANT CRISIS REPORT

The large majority of the record 137,000 people who crossed the Mediterranean Sea into Europe during the first six months of 2015 were fleeing from war, conflict or persecution, making the Mediterranean crisis primarily a refugee crisis, a UNHCR report released today concludes. UNHCR / FILE

1 Jul 2015 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / BENTIU RELOCATION

Some 40,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have been moved to new, cleaner – and drier – accommodations in South Sudan, the UN mission there reported Monday.  UNMISS

29 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / MIGRANTS RIGHTS

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said that attitudes to migrants and their plight must be changed. He said the EU “needs, and should welcome, more migration at all skill-levels." UNTV CH

15 Jun 2015 | Read More »

SOMALIA / YEMEN EVACUEES

95 Somali nationals who were evacuated from Yemen by the International Migration Organization (IOM) arrived safely in Mogadishu on 18 May. UNSOM

19 May 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 »

UN / BAN ON MIGRANT DEATHS

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the Mediterranean is becoming "a sea of misery" for immigrants and urged the European Union to increase support for rescue efforts. UNIFEED  UNTV  

20 Apr 2015 | Read More »

ITALY / LAMPEDUSA MIGRANTS (2)

Italian doctors struggle to help the injured and burned migrants arriving at Lampedusa. UNHCR

17 Apr 2015 | Read More »

ITALY / LAMPEDUSA MIGRANTS WRAP

Nearly 70 migrants, the vast majority of which suffered heavy burns, have been rescued by the Italian coastguard after two days on the Mediterranean Sea. The victims were found on board a half-inflated rubber dinghy that had set sail from Libya. UNHCR-UNTV CH

17 Apr 2015 | Read More »

DOHA / MIGRANTS DEATHS

Reacting to the news that 400 migrants have died off the coast of Libya when their boat capsized, the top United Nations Crime official Yury Fedotov, said "people are dying despite all our efforts and that is unacceptable. We need to pass from the words to the action as soon as possible.” UNIFEED UNTV  

15 Apr 2015 | Read More »

 

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