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IRAQ / DISPLACED POPULATION

As fighting in Iraq continues, so does the influx of people fleeing the conflict. A warehouse in the middle of empty wheat-grass fields became home to 5,000 Iraqis from the town of Telafar. Aid agencies provide basic facilities as well as meals to families living here, as they await transfer to other parts ofIraqthat offered [...]

30 Jul 2014 | Read More »

GREECE / SYRIAN REFUGEES

As Syrian refugees, Fewaz’s family was so desperate to gain asylum inEuropethat they entrusted their fate to smugglers. But along the way they were separated and now Fewaz does not know when or if his family will ever be whole again. UNHCR

29 Jul 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / GUTERRES VISITS ARBAT CAMP

Iraq's northern region of Kurdistan has become host to thousands of Iraqis displaced by fighting elsewhere in the country. The semi-autonomous region is also sheltering over 200,000 refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria. UNHCR

18 Jul 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / GUTERRES VISIT

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres visited Khazair checkpoint close to Erbil in Kurdistan where every day hundreds of Iraqis – mostly from Mosul to the south, arrive fleeing from violence. UNHCR

17 Jul 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / SYRIAN REFUGEES

Syrians have long been known for their artisan skills, and with over a million Syrian refugees now residing in Lebanon, their unique skills can now be put to good use. UNHCR along with its partners are training around 60 mostly Syrian and Lebanese women in traditional fabric printing techniques.  UNHCR

16 Jul 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIAN REFUGEES IN EUROPE

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) called on European countries to admit more Syrian refugees fleeing the war in their country. CH UNTV

11 Jul 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / GUTERRES VISIT

UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres paid a visit to a Syrian refugee family living in the Jordanian capital Amman. The family is headed by a single woman, 59-year-old Awah. A new UNHCR report reveals more than 145,000 Syrian refugee families in Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon and Iraq headed by lone women.  They face a [...]

8 Jul 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / MEDITERRANEAN REFUGEE DEATHS

Twelve bodies were recovered from a boat accident off the coast of Libya on Sunday, bringing the death toll of people crossing the Mediterranean by boat this year to 500. UNTV CH

8 Jul 2014 | Read More »

PAKISTAN / DISPLACED UPDATE

Nearly half a million people in Pakistan's North Waziristan region have been displaced within a week due to the military operation against militants. Seventy-five percent are women and children. They now find themselves seeking help alongside the 160,000 families already in displacement from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). UNHCR

7 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / IRAQ SYRIA

A UN Spokesperson said that the Syria refugee crisis "is fast becoming the world's largest displacement" with close to 3 million Syrian refugees, and the numbers increasing by 100,000 every month. He warned about funding gaps for both Iraq and Syria. UNIFEED – UNTV

3 Jul 2014 | Read More »

 

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