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SYRIA / APPEAL OVERVIEW

Over 2.3 million people have fled Syria since the beginning of the conflict in March 2011. UNHCR estimates the number of refugees will surpass the 4 million people by end 2014. Support for the surrounding countries includes help for refugee-hosting communities inEgypt,Iraq,Jordan,Lebanon and Turkey. UNHCR

16 Dec 2013 | Read More »

LEBANON / WINTER AID

As the worst of the winter storm Alexa cleared, UNHCR and its partners were able to resume aid deliveries to vulnerable Syrian refugee communities. Arsal is one of the highest towns in the Bekaa Valley, sitting at an altitude of over 1500 feet.  UNHCR

16 Dec 2013 | Read More »

STORY: GENEVA / SYRIA EDUCATION

A UN report published today says that the decline in education for Syrian children has been the sharpest and most rapid in the history of the region. CH UNTV

13 Dec 2013 | Read More »

UNHCR / SYRIAN REFUGEE REPORT

A UNHCR survey of Syrian refugee children in Lebanon and Jordan has found widespread psychological distress, many children living alone or separated from their parents, most receiving no education and extensive involvement of children in illegal labour. UNHCR High Commissioner António Guterres visitedLebanonto highlight the findings of this report. UNHCR

29 Nov 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / PALESTINE

The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territoriestoday (10 June) called for an inquiry into the situation of Palestinians detained or imprisoned by Israel.  CH UNTV

10 Jun 2013 | Read More »

JORDAN / SYRIAN REFUGEE BABY

Za'atri Camp in Jordan is witnessing the birth of refugee babies. Widad Shawamreh recently delivered her seventh child,Doha. UNHCR

13 Feb 2013 | Read More »

JORDAN-SYRIA / BORDER CROSSING

The Brigadier General of the Jordanian Border Guard says the Syrian army is shooting at refugees trying to cross the border into Jordan. Despite the dangers, the UN refugee agency says the number of Syrian refugees sheltering in neighbouring countries could reach a million in the coming months. UNHCR

7 Feb 2013 | Read More »

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL / ISRAEL

Israel Tuesday (29 January) boycotted a special U.N. Human Rights Council review of its rights situation, becoming the first country to snub such a session. CH UNTV

29 Jan 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / BEHEADING

The United Nations on Friday expressed "deep dismay" at Saudi Arabia’s execution of Sri Lankan housemaid Rizana Nafeek in Saudi Arabia. CH UNTV

11 Jan 2013 | Read More »

UN / WOMEN AND TECHNOLOGY

Women and girls run the risk of being left behind in scientific and technological fields if countries do not put measures in place to address discrimination and change traditional attitudes, the United Nations said today. FILE

7 Jan 2013 | Read More »

 

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