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UKRAINE / DISPLACED

The streets of Nikolaevka – a town on the west Ukrainian coast – and the region have become battlegrounds, leading to destruction and displacement. The official data indicates that more than 300,000 have been internally displaced since the conflict started in eastern Ukraine, although the real number may be two or three times higher. UNHCR  

17 Sep 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / GUTERRES SYRIA

During a press conference held in Beirut, UNHCR High Commissioner António Guterres expressed anger at the number of Syrian refugees dying while trying to reach Europe by sea. He said "it breaks my heart to see Syrians that have suffered so much in their country, with their houses bombed, with their families being killed, now [...]

17 Sep 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / GUTERRES

The heads of UNHCR and the UN Development Programme visited Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.  High Commissioner António Guterres said that Syria has become “the worst humanitarian tragedy of our time.” UNHCR

16 Sep 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / DOMIZ REFUGEE CAMP

In Syria, Shareef had a modest grocery shop. When fighting intensified, he decided to sell it and use the money to flee into Iraq where he opened a bakery. When he saw a TV report about Iraqis fleeing conflict in their own country, he rushed to help displaced Iraqis near Domiz refugee camp. In the [...]

9 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / IRAQ HUMANITARIAN WRAP

UN Human Rights office expressed concern about the ISIL’s increased targeting of non-Sunni ethnic groups in Iraq, and the UNHCR said needs (US$) 350 million to help Iraqi displaced population.  UNTV CH

5 Sep 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / KHANKE CAMP

The newest camp in Iraq, located outside Duhok, run by the Iraq's Kurdistan authorities with the help of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), began accepting IDPs only last week. The camp's current capacity is 635 families, close to 4,000 people.  UNHCR

5 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / UKRAINE

The UN Refugee Agency said the number of displaced inside Ukraine has nearly doubled in the past three weeks. As of 1 September, UNHCR estimates that 260,000 people were displaced compared to 117,000 on 5 August. UNTV CH

2 Sep 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / MASSIVE AIRLIFT OPERATION

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) is displaying a massive airlift and supply operation to assist some 500,000 Iraqis displaced in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. 2,500 tons of food and water will be delivered in the coming days. UNHCR

1 Sep 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / THREE MILLION SYRIAN REFUGEES

Syria's intensifying refugee crisis will today surpass a record three million people amid reports of increasingly horrifying conditions inside the country. Iman is a single mother to a 15-year-old daughter. She also looks after her disabled sister. UNHCR

29 Aug 2014 | Read More »

MALI / GUTERRES

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres visitedTombouctou,Mali, where he met with local authorities and members of  civil society affected by insecurity in the northern region of the West African country. He called on the government and armed groups to return to dialogue to allow refugees to return toMalifromNiger,Burkina FasoandMauritania. MINUSMA

27 Aug 2014 | Read More »

 

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