Showing posts with label UNHCR. Show all posts
Showing posts with label UNHCR. Show all posts

Friday, May 13, 2022

Russia not to trust results of UNHRC commission’s probe on Ukraine — diplomat - TASS

Russia cannot trust the results of an investigation by a independent commission of the UN Human Rights Council about possible military crimes in the context of Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine, Russian Permanent Repesentative to the UN Geneva office and other Geneva-based international organizations Gennady Gatilov said on Friday.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

UN agency dismayed over reports of racism against foreigners fleeing Ukraine

The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, expressed dismay Tuesday over reports that foreigners fleeing Ukraine amid its war with Russia are experiencing mistreatment and pleaded for more humanity and compassion for non-Europeans and refugees from other nations.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

British resolution at UNHRC on situation in Ghouta sends message of support to terrorists, encouraging them to commit crimes : Syrian FM

The Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry
The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said that the British resolution at the Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on the situation in Ghouta sends message of support to terrorists who violate human rights in Syria, encouraging them to continue committing crimes.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

UN warns of new Syrian refugee wave to Europe if aid dries up

refugee wave to Europe
Syrian refugees could again seek to reach Europe in droves if aid programs are not sustained in five neighboring countries hosting the bulk of them, the United Nations said Tuesday.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Nearly 500,000 Syrian refugees return home in 2017: UN

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said that more than 440,000 internally displaced people and over 31,000 Syrian refugees overseas have returned to their homes in Syria so far in 2017, UN Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric told a daily briefing here on Friday.

Friday, March 24, 2017

UN: At least 400,000 civilians trapped in Mosul with no food or electricity

Some 400,000 civilians stuck in Mosul’s Old City, held by Islamic State militants, are dealing with food and electricity shortages, making the UN High Commissioner for Refugees believe that “the worst is yet to come” in the humanitarian crisis in northern Iraq.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Somali refugees killed near Bab al-Mandeb Strait

Dozens of Somali refugees have been killed off the coast of Hodeidah in  Yemen after a helicopter attacked the boat they were travelling in, according to the International Organization for Migration.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Thursday, October 6, 2016

EU, Afghanistan Agree to Repatriate Refugees in Exchange to Financial Support

On Wednesday, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica said that the participants of the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan had pledged to disburse $15.2 billion to Afghanistan over the next four years.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

UNHCR: More Than 100,000 Afghan Refugees Repatriated in 5 Weeks

The United Nations says more than 200,000 Afghan refugees have returned to their war-torn country from Pakistan this year, more than half of them within the past five weeks, despite intensification in Taliban-led hostilities in Afghanistan.

Friday, September 23, 2016

148 Bodies Pulled of Waters after Egypt Boat Tragedy

Egypt's state news agency says 148 bodies were pulled out of the waters off the Egyptian coast, three days after hundreds of migrants heading to Europe drowned.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

UN grants this year's Nansen Refugee Award to Greek volunteers

The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR on Tuesday announced that a 2,000-strong volunteer sea rescue team and a human rights activist are the joint 2016 winners of the Nansen Refugee Award.

Friday, September 2, 2016

2016 deadliest year for migrants crossing Central Mediterranean

One in every 42 migrants who crossed the Central Mediterranean route separating North Africa and Italy has died this year, up from one in every 52 in 2015, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reported Friday.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Iraqi forces enter Qayyahrah, UN readies for exodus : 3.38 million people forced to flee their homes in the country since 2014.

Iraqi forces on Tuesday have swiftly advanced and stormed the center of Qayyarah, a district south of the ISIS-held city of Mosul, hours after it launched its operation against the "militant" group, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Brutal execution in Kirkuk: ISIS terrorists burned alive more than 50 people

The ISIS terrorists captured about 3,000 Iraqis have tried to flee from the occupied areas. They executed more than fifty residents of the city of El Hawija located in the province of Kirkuk in the North of the country.

Friday, August 5, 2016

ISIS/ISIL captures up to 3,000 Iraqis fleeing besieged villages: UNHCR

ISIS terrorists have reportedly captured as many as 3,000 Iraqi civilians attempting to flee besieged villages, the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said in a daily briefing on the country.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Start of a phase of urban combat : ISIS ‘using civilians as human shields’ in Fallujah

ISIS forces are reported to be holding several hundred families as "human shields" in the Iraqi city of Fallujah while government forces close in, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday, citing witness accounts.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

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