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UNHCR flags winter relief operations for refugees
23 Oct 2015

UNHCR flags winter relief operations for refugees

(UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency said today it had begun distributing raincoats, blankets and other relief items to tens of thousands of refugees buffeted by the first winter storms that have already struck many parts of Central and South Eastern Europe, along with freezing temperatures.   The packages are to be distributed to the most vulnerable refugees up to February 2016....

UNHCR-Total number of Syrian refugees exceeds four million for first time
09 Jul 2015

UNHCR: Total number of Syrian refugees exceeds four million for first time

The number of refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria to neighbouring countries has now passed four million, confirming that crisis as the world’s single largest refugee crisis for almost a quarter of a century under UNHCR’s mandate. New arrivals in Turkey and updated data from the Turkish authorities on refugees already in that country have taken the total number of Syrian...

18 Jun 2015

UNHCR warns of dangerous new era in worldwide displacement as report shows almost 60 million people forced to flee their Homes

A UNHCR report, released today, shows that worldwide displacement from wars, conflict, and persecution is at the highest levels we have recorded, and accelerating fast. UNHCR’s new annual Global Trends report shows a sharp escalation in the number of people forced to flee their homes, with 59.5 million people forcibly displaced at the end of 2014 compared to 51.2 million...

22 Mar 2015

International Medical Corps returns to DIHAD 2015 after Successful 2014 launch in UAE

International Medical Corps will participate in this year’s Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition (DIHAD) event focused on “Opportunity, Mobility & Sustainability”. The organisation will share knowledge and highlight new trends in humanitarian assistance, and network among key local, regional and global players. Since the launch of its office last year in the UAE in membership with International...

15 Mar 2015

UNHCR launches first-ever partnership platform to streamline private sector engagement

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 15, 2015: UNHCR has launched an online digital platform aimed at significantly enhancing private sector engagement and support for the Syria humanitarian response. The launch comes as the Syria crisis approaches its fourth anniversary, with Syrian refugees become the largest population of concern under UNHCR’s mandate. The online ‘Partnership Platform’ acts as a one-stop shop for...

Joint News Release - UN convoy into western Libya delivers food and relief supplies to displaced people
22 Sep 2014

Joint News Release – UN convoy into western Libya delivers food and relief supplies to displaced people

A convoy from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) loaded with food and humanitarian supplies arrived Saturday in western Libya to help thousands of families displaced from the recent fighting near Tripoli. “Although the security situation in Libya is volatile and perilous, WFP has managed to resume food assistance operations in the country....

10 Sep 2014

No school for half a million children in northern Iraq

More than half a million children in northern Iraq will be forced to miss the beginning of the academic year as hundreds of schools are still occupied by people fleeing the ongoing violence, Save the Children warns. In Dohuk governorate alone, around 650 schools are still being used to host families displaced over the summer. “These children have fled horrible violence and...

07 Sep 2014

Children’s safety is top priority in Indian floods, says Save the Children

Save the Children is committing to supporting Jammu & Kashmir government’s immediate appeal for flood relief items by providing 5000 blankets. Following reports of a children’s hospital in Srinagar being flooded, Save the Children is especially concerned about the plight of children in the flood-ravaged Kashmir Valley and Jammu region, where the Jhelum and Tawi rivers are overflowing. In the worst floods...

Danger levels spike for aid workers-increasing numbers killed, kidnapped or injured
19 Aug 2014

Danger levels spike for aid workers: increasing numbers killed, kidnapped or injured

The number of aid workers killed, kidnapped and seriously wounded has reached the highest number ever recorded, according to new figures published today on World Humanitarian Day. World Humanitarian Day marks the anniversary of the UN Headquarters bombing in Baghdad in 2003 when 22 people, including UN humanitarian veteran Sergio Vieria de Mello, lost their lives. It is a tribute to...

16 Aug 2014

Save the Children opens new Gulf office

Save the Children is opening a new office in the Gulf region – the latest stage of its growth in the Middle East. The leading global independent child rights agency is already investing millions more dollars in its emergency relief work for Syria, Iraq and the Occupied Palestinian Territory. It has offices in Middle East countries, such as Egypt, Iraq, Jordan...