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UKRAINE / DISPLACED MIRNE VYNOHRADNE

In the southern region of Ukraine, near the city of Mariupol, a number of small villages found themselves under attack. Many fled fearing the worse.  Homes were destroyed and for some elderly people staying in their homes was no longer possible. UNHCR

4 Mar 2015 | Read More »

CHAD / NIGERIAN REFUGEES

UNHCR and its partners are providing basic shelter, food and other necessities for over 3,000 refugees, mainly women and children, who now live in the Dar-es-Salam camp in Chad. Many of the refugees report that they have lost family members and property and fear that more Nigerian will be crossing the lake as violent attacks [...]

27 Feb 2015 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA

UN top humanitarian officials warned members of the Security Council that Syria refugee crisis has overwhelmed the capacity of the international community to respond, saying “every month we report on the same violations. The numbers change, but the pattern remains the same The parties to the conflict continue to act with impunity.” UNIFEED-UNTV

26 Feb 2015 | Read More »

TURKEY / SURUC REFUGEE CAMP

The new camp in Suruç in Şanlıurfa province is among the 25 camps set up and managed by Turkey. It is the biggest camp in the country so far with capacity to accommodate 35,000 people. UNHCR

11 Feb 2015 | Read More »

UN / MIGRANTS MEDITERRANEAN

United Nations called for the search-and-rescue capacity in the Mediterranean to be stepped up in the wake of the tragedy off the coast of Lampedusa, which has claimed at least 29 lives. UNIFEED-UNTV

10 Feb 2015 | Read More »

JORDAN / REFUGEES PRINCE CHARLES

Britain's Prince Charles on Sunday visited Jordan's largest refugee camp at Za'atari to meet those displaced by the four-year conflict in Syria. During a tour of the camp he spoke to young Syrians who described the challenges of life as refugees. UNCHR

9 Feb 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / UNHCR UKRAINE

The United Nations (UN) refugee agency said fierce fighting in the central Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine is creating new displacement, pushing the number of registered internally displaced people (IDPs) in Ukraine close to one million. UNTV CH

6 Feb 2015 | Read More »

IRAQ / ANGELINA JOLIE

UNHCR special envoy and actress Angelina Jolie called upon the international community "to step up and do more" to help refugees and displaced people in Iraq and Syria. UNHCR

26 Jan 2015 | Read More »

UNHCR / NIGERIA RETURNS

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) asked Nigerian authorities to stop bringing back refugees sheltering in neighbouring Niger “until there are proper safeguards and a legal framework between Nigeria, Niger and UNHCR." UNTV CH

16 Jan 2015 | Read More »

UNHCR / LIBYA DISPLACED

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said an upsurge in fighting in Libya since the start of the year has led to more displacement in many towns and cities in the east of the country, with some people having been forced to flee for the fourth or fifth time. UNTV CH

16 Jan 2015 | Read More »

 

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