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UN / JOLIE ON SYRIA

Actor Angelina Jolie, a UN Refugee Agency Special Envoy, said the United Nations is failing to end the conflict in Syria. UNIFEED-UNTV

24 Apr 2015 | Read More »

ITALY / UN JOINT MIGRANT APPEAL

The United Nations Thursday called on the European Union to set up a "robustly proactive and well-resourced search and rescue operation" to assist migrants in the Mediterranean. UNHCR

23 Apr 2015 | Read More »

ITALY / MIGRANTS SURVIVORS

Italian official vessel today rescued some 450 people from a boat that has sailed from Egypt on its way to Europe. UNHCR

22 Apr 2015 | Read More »

ITALY / SURVIVORS IN SICILY

The 28 survivors of what is expected to be the biggest migration sea tragedy in the Mediterranean   landed ashore in Sicily, Italy. Earlier in the day the recovered bodies of those who lost their lives were taken to Malta. Around 800 people lost their lives in the tragedy, only 24 bodies were recovered.  UNHCR

21 Apr 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / MEDITERRANEAN DEATHS UPDATE

The UN refugee agency, UNHCR on Tuesday welcomed European plans to tackle the challenges of irregular migration in the Mediterranean, but said the protection of people should remain the priority after hundreds of refugees and migrants lost their lives. UNTV CH

21 Apr 2015 | Read More »

UN / BAN ON MIGRANT DEATHS

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the Mediterranean is becoming "a sea of misery" for immigrants and urged the European Union to increase support for rescue efforts. UNIFEED  UNTV  

20 Apr 2015 | Read More »

ITALY / LAMPEDUSA MIGRANTS (2)

Italian doctors struggle to help the injured and burned migrants arriving at Lampedusa. UNHCR

17 Apr 2015 | Read More »

ITALY / LAMPEDUSA MIGRANTS WRAP

Nearly 70 migrants, the vast majority of which suffered heavy burns, have been rescued by the Italian coastguard after two days on the Mediterranean Sea. The victims were found on board a half-inflated rubber dinghy that had set sail from Libya. UNHCR-UNTV CH

17 Apr 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / YEMEN APPEAL

The UN has launched an appeal for  almost $275m (£183m) to aid 7.5 million people in Yemen over the next three months as fighting intensifies in the south and air strikes pound 18 of its 22 provinces. UNTV CH

17 Apr 2015 | Read More »

DJIBOUTI / YEMENI REFUGEES

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said over 1600 refugees have arrived from Yemen to Djibouti and Somalia in the past two weeks. UNHCR has temporary shelters in the port city of Obock in Djibouti as a transit point for refugees escaping the violence, and will later transfer them to new camps in northern Djibouti. [...]

16 Apr 2015 | Read More »

 

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