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IRAQ / ANGELINA JOLIE

UNHCR special envoy and actress Angelina Jolie called upon the international community "to step up and do more" to help refugees and displaced people in Iraq and Syria. UNHCR

26 Jan 2015 | Read More »

UNHCR / NIGERIA RETURNS

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) asked Nigerian authorities to stop bringing back refugees sheltering in neighbouring Niger “until there are proper safeguards and a legal framework between Nigeria, Niger and UNHCR." UNTV CH

16 Jan 2015 | Read More »

UNHCR / LIBYA DISPLACED

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said an upsurge in fighting in Libya since the start of the year has led to more displacement in many towns and cities in the east of the country, with some people having been forced to flee for the fourth or fifth time. UNTV CH

16 Jan 2015 | Read More »

JORDAN / GUTERRES ZAATARI

Syrian refugees living in Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan are still trying to overcome the damage done by the storm that hit the region last week. On his second day in Jordan, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres visited the camp to see the impact of the damage. He was also able to [...]

15 Jan 2015 | Read More »

UNHCR / SYRIAN REFUGEES REPORT

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, says large numbers of Syrian refugees are sliding into abject poverty, and at an alarming rate, due to the magnitude of the crisis and insufficient support from the international community. UNHCR

14 Jan 2015 | Read More »

LEBANON / SYRIAN REFUGEES WINTER

The winter storm hitting Lebanon is felt most by those who are most vulnerable — the elderly and the very young. Despite continuing aid distributions, many are struggling to cope in sub-zero temperatures and icy conditions. Since the start of the war in Syria, over 1.1 million Syrian refugees fled to Lebanon. UNHCR

13 Jan 2015 | Read More »

JORDAN/ REFUGEES FLOOD

Extreme weather has wreaked havoc for Syrian refugees living in Jordan's Zaatari camp over the past few days, flooding homes, collapsing tents and forcing hundreds to wait out the storms in emergency shelters or with neighbours and relatives. UNHCR

9 Jan 2015 | Read More »

LEBANON / REFUGEES SNOW

On day two of the winter storm hitting Lebanon, many Syrian refugees made use of the relatively calmer conditions to repair their tents as more snow was forecast. The storm, known as "Zeina," generated even more misery for hundreds of thousands of refugees living in the worst-hit areas. Even colder temperatures are in the forecast. [...]

9 Jan 2015 | Read More »

LEBANON / WEATHER AND REFUGEES

A ferocious snowstorm hit Lebanon this week putting the lives of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees at risk. UNHCR

8 Jan 2015 | Read More »

UNHCR / REFUGEES IDP REPORT

  The UN refugee agency today (7 January)  reported that war in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere had uprooted an “unprecedented” total of about  5.5 million people during the first six months of 2014. UNIFEED

7 Jan 2015 | Read More »

 

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