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GENEVA / ISIS AMBAR

The UN refugee agency said that an estimated 180,000 people have fled from the city ofHitinIraq's Anbar province in the past few days, many having already been displaced. People fled Hit after it was captured byISISand other affiliated armed groups over the weekend. UNTV CH

14 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / CAR VIOLENCE

The UN refugee agency said that the recent outbreak of violence in parts ofBangui,Central African Republic(CAR), is badly hampering humanitarian activities in the city, with civilians, humanitarian workers and UN peacekeepers being targeted. UNTV CH

14 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 »

GENEVA / BAN REFUGEES

Speaking to the UN refugee agency executive board, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for more political leadership and resources to prevent forced displacement, address its root causes and support solutions for those affected by it. UNTV CH

1 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UNHCR / AFRICA APPEAL

The head of the UN refugee agency warned the international community today about the risks of overlooking the humanitarian crises in Africa, calling for a renewed commitment to preventing conflict and ending protracted displacement. UNHCR

29 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / AUSTRALIA REFUGEES

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) expressed its deep concern at the precedent set by today's agreement between Australia and Cambodia to relocate refugees from Nauru to Cambodia. UNTV CH

26 Sep 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 »

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 »

UKRAINE / BORN INTO CONFLICT

In Slaviansk, a Ukrainian city of 115,000, the wounds of a brutal battle in July are still open. Sasha is a baby born during the conflict. When Aliona, his mother, was 8 months pregnant the couple fled the fighting in their town of Gorlivka so that she could give birth safely. UNHCR

22 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UKRAINE / KHARKIV DISPLACED

Kharkiv's Stalin-era train station has become a hub for the internally displaced in Eastern Ukraine. Inside all the waiting room benches have been arranged in a corner for the exhausted travelers. At a row of desks volunteers, helped by UNHCR officials, offer advice and food. UNHCR

18 Sep 2014 | Read More »

 

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