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UNHCR / ALAA ZAATARI STUDENT

Alaa, a 19 year-old Syrian refugee, is attending a Jordanian university close to Zaatari refugee camp thanks to a scholarship from UNHCR's DAFI program. UNHCR

31 Jul 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / ZAATARI CAMP

A UN Refugee Agency spokesperson Tuesday said that major challenges remain in meeting the needs of people who live in the largest refugee camp in the Middle East. The Zaatari camp in Jordan is home to around 81,000 Syrians. UNTV CH

28 Jul 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / YEMEN HUMANITARIAN

The UN Refugee Agency  said Tuesday Yemen is "one of largest humanitarian crises in the world." UNTV CH

14 Jul 2015 | Read More »

UNHCR / GREECE ASYLUM CRISIS

On average 1,000 refugees are now arriving on the Greek islands every day creating an unprecedented emergency for Greece and other countries, the UN refugee agency warned on Friday. UNHCR / FILE

10 Jul 2015 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY

In 2011 the people of South Sudan celebrated their independence. Four years later, the world's newest nation is one of the world's worst humanitarian situations. UNHCR/FILE

8 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 »

GENEVA / BURUNDI REFUGEES

With just a couple of days to go before scheduled parliamentary elections in Burundi on Monday, the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, says that neighbouring countries have seen a steady increase in the number of refugees arriving from Burundi. UNTV CH / UNIFEED

26 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / EU MIGRANTS DECISION

United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) welcomed the decision by the European Council to relocate 40,000 people in need of international protection and to resettle 20,000 refugees. UNTV CH

26 Jun 2015 | Read More »

TURKEY / WORLD REFUGEE DAY

Marking World Refugee Day, the UNHCR High Commissioner, Antonio Guterres, along with Special Envoy Angelina Jolie, visited the Midyat  camp in south-eastern Turkey, the home  of thousands of refugees from conflicts in Syria and Iraq.  UNHCR

22 Jun 2015 | Read More »

UNHCR / GLOBAL TRENDS WRAP

The international community is experiencing a dramatic shift in the situation facing the world's refugees as a global surge in war, conflict and persecution has caused a record number of people to flee their homes in search of safety, the United Nations refugee agency reported today. UNHCR

18 Jun 2015 | Read More »

 

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