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JORDAN/ REFUGEES FLOOD

Extreme weather has wreaked havoc for Syrian refugees living in Jordan's Zaatari camp over the past few days, flooding homes, collapsing tents and forcing hundreds to wait out the storms in emergency shelters or with neighbours and relatives. UNHCR

9 Jan 2015 | Read More »

LEBANON / REFUGEES SNOW

On day two of the winter storm hitting Lebanon, many Syrian refugees made use of the relatively calmer conditions to repair their tents as more snow was forecast. The storm, known as "Zeina," generated even more misery for hundreds of thousands of refugees living in the worst-hit areas. Even colder temperatures are in the forecast. [...]

9 Jan 2015 | Read More »

LEBANON / WEATHER AND REFUGEES

A ferocious snowstorm hit Lebanon this week putting the lives of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees at risk. UNHCR

8 Jan 2015 | Read More »

UN / PALESTINE 2

Palestine's representative at the United Nations said today that  despite probable  defeat of a resolution  calling for the end of Israeli  occupation of  the Occupied Territories,  the UN Security Council should "shoulder its responsibility"   to adopt the  measure which he said had "global consensus."  UNIFEED – UNTV

30 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN / BAN

  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, today praised the US Senate's release of a report on torture, as "shining light on a dark area." UNIFEED UNTV  

17 Dec 2014 | Read More »

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 »

UN / MIDEAST

A top UN diplomat for the Middle East Peace Process, urged that now is the time to "rebuild trust" in order to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. UNIFEED UNTV

15 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 / PALESTINE WRAP

On the observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, GA President Sam Kutesa said "the path towards a durable peace remains uncertain." UNRWA Chief Pierre Krähenbüh said "recovery in Gaza is imperative." UNIFEED-UNTV

24 Nov 2014 | Read More »

GAZA / SCHOOL OPENING

UN schools in Gaza opened their doors to some 240,000 children after being used as shelters during the 50-day conflict.  The UN agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) is rolling out an innovative three-phase approach and 7,800 UNRWA teachers have been trained to offer new methods of teaching. UNRWA    

15 Sep 2014 | Read More »

 

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