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FRANCE / CALAIS MIGRANTS

The number of asylum seekers and migrants in Calais has increased in the past few months, creating tensions in this French coastal city. They are from Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, and Eritrea. Nearly all see Calais as a stopping point on their way to UK, where they believe there are better opportunities. UNHCR

28 Nov 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / SYRIAN REFUGEES WINTER

With winter on the doorstep, UNHCR and its partners estimate that some 132,000 refugee households (660,000 people) in Lebanon will be in need of some kind of assistance during the winter to keep them warm and dry.  UNHCR

28 Nov 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / DOHUK WINTER

Efforts are now under way in Syria, Iraq and neighbouring countries to prepare refugees and the internally displaced for winter. But 1 million uprooted people in the region won't be getting help because of a $58.45 million shortfall in funding for winter programmes. UNHCR

11 Nov 2014 | Read More »

PHILIPPINES / TYPHOON HAIYAN

One year after typhoon Haiyan killed more than 6,300 people and caused widespread devastation in Philippines, the recovery work is still ongoing. While most of the 4.1 million people who were displaced have either returned home to rebuild, or been relocated, some 20,000 are still living in shelters or with host families. UNHCR

7 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / GUTERRES REFUGEES

The head of the UN refugee agency Antonio Guterres  warned that global forced displacement has been rising steadily in recent years. He stressed that at "the end of 2013, over 51 million people were in displacement due to conflict and persecution, and everything indicates that this number will be even higher by December this year." [...]

5 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / DE MISTURA SYRIA

The UN Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said the people of that country are tired and desperate after more than three years of civil war, adding in "the feeling was: anything, but let's stop this carnage." UNIFEED-UNTV

3 Nov 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / JACQUES ROGGE

The UN Special Envoy for Youth Refugees and Sport and former head of the International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge visited the Azraq refugee camp and met Syrian refugees to raise awareness of the condition of youth refugees and the positive impact of sport on their wellbeing. Over half of the population of Azraq camp are [...]

29 Oct 2014 | Read More »

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 »

 

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