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UN / MIGRANTS

The year 2014 was the deadliest year on record for migration, the head of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), said today. UNIFEED

17 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UNHCR / MIGRANTS AT SEA

Wrapping up a high level meeting on the problem of seaborne migrants, the UN refugee agency has warned that the international community was losing its focus on saving lives amid confusion among coastal nations and regional blocs over how to respond to the growing number of people making risky sea journeys in search of asylum [...]

12 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN / LGBT

Marking international Human Rights day Wednesday UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said Wednesday the world body denounces," the flagrant injustice of millions of people who face discrimination and abuse because of their sexual orientation or gender identity." UNIFEED-UNTV

10 Dec 2014 | Read More »

GERMANY / HOPE

A Syrian family finds a new home in Germany, and medical assistance for  a rare blood disease for their two sons.  UNHCR

10 Dec 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / AMOS GUTERRES

Humanitarian organizations need (USD) 16.4 billion to help almost 60 million of the world's most vulnerable people in 2015. UNTV CH

8 Dec 2014 | Read More »

GERMANY / SYRIAN REFUGEES

A Syrian refugee finds a home in Germany, schooling for himself and his family and medical support for his son who was born near deaf. UNHCR

8 Dec 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / SYRIAN REFUGEES AHMED

Ahmed, a doctor from Syria, is now one of UNHCR's 392 volunteers tasked with addressing some of the health concerns of over 1 million Syrian refugees living in tented settlements and urban settings in Lebanon, as well as providing them with information and advice about health and treatment at their disposal. UNHCR

2 Dec 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / YAZIDIS

Tens of thousands of people have been forced to find shelter in schools and unfinished structures across Northern Iraq.  UN Refugees Agency is opening camps to provide better shelter. UNHCR

1 Dec 2014 | Read More »

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 »

 

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