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GENEVA / BAN REFUGEES

Speaking to the UN refugee agency executive board, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for more political leadership and resources to prevent forced displacement, address its root causes and support solutions for those affected by it. UNTV CH

1 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UNHCR / AFRICA APPEAL

The head of the UN refugee agency warned the international community today about the risks of overlooking the humanitarian crises in Africa, calling for a renewed commitment to preventing conflict and ending protracted displacement. UNHCR

29 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / AUSTRALIA REFUGEES

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) expressed its deep concern at the precedent set by today's agreement between Australia and Cambodia to relocate refugees from Nauru to Cambodia. UNTV CH

26 Sep 2014 | Read More »

TURKEY / AID AIRLIFT

The first of eight UNHCR aid flights for the surge of refugees fleeing northernSyriahas landed inAdana,Turkey. More than 144,000 Syrian refugees, mainly Kurds, have sought refuge in southern Turkey's Sanilurfa province since last Friday (19 September), fleeing conflict and ISIS advances on towns and villages near Kobani (or Ayn al-Arab) in northern Syria. UNHCR  

25 Sep 2014 | Read More »

TURKEY / SYRIAN REFUGEE EXODUS

Over 130,000 Syrian Kurd refugees have crossed into Turkey from the north of Syria in the last three days. This is one of the largest refugee influxes into Turkey since the start of the Syrian civil war over three years ago.  UNHCR

23 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UKRAINE / BORN INTO CONFLICT

In Slaviansk, a Ukrainian city of 115,000, the wounds of a brutal battle in July are still open. Sasha is a baby born during the conflict. When Aliona, his mother, was 8 months pregnant the couple fled the fighting in their town of Gorlivka so that she could give birth safely. UNHCR

22 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UKRAINE / KHARKIV DISPLACED

Kharkiv's Stalin-era train station has become a hub for the internally displaced in Eastern Ukraine. Inside all the waiting room benches have been arranged in a corner for the exhausted travelers. At a row of desks volunteers, helped by UNHCR officials, offer advice and food. UNHCR

18 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UKRAINE / DISPLACED

The streets of Nikolaevka – a town on the west Ukrainian coast – and the region have become battlegrounds, leading to destruction and displacement. The official data indicates that more than 300,000 have been internally displaced since the conflict started in eastern Ukraine, although the real number may be two or three times higher. UNHCR  

17 Sep 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / GUTERRES SYRIA

During a press conference held in Beirut, UNHCR High Commissioner António Guterres expressed anger at the number of Syrian refugees dying while trying to reach Europe by sea. He said "it breaks my heart to see Syrians that have suffered so much in their country, with their houses bombed, with their families being killed, now [...]

17 Sep 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / GUTERRES

The heads of UNHCR and the UN Development Programme visited Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.  High Commissioner António Guterres said that Syria has become “the worst humanitarian tragedy of our time.” UNHCR

16 Sep 2014 | Read More »

 

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