Showing posts with label forced displacement. Show all posts
Showing posts with label forced displacement. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Greek refugee crisis must be fully accepted as European problem: Council of Europe

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Tuesday adopted a resolution calling on the European Union and its member states to fully accept the migratory crisis as a European problem and not only a Greek one.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Number of refugees, displaced persons hit record levels worldwide in 2015

The number of refugees and displaced persons in the world reached a record high of 60 million people in 2015, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev told journalists on Wednesday after an international meeting of high security officials.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Israel secretly buying property from Palestinian landowners

Increasing numbers of Palestinian landowners are accepting monetary compensation for land and properties they owned inside the Green Line, which stakes out territories claimed by the Israeli state, community leaders in the areas have warned.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

UN Says Ukraine Conflict Has 'Deeply Affected' 580,000 Children

The United Nations children's agency says the conflict in Ukraine has "deeply affected" 580,000 children near the front lines and in areas of the east not under government control.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

UN, World Bank announce new funds for Mideast refugee crisis

The UN and World Bank said Saturday they will increase financing for the Middle East and North Africa to help countries there deal with millions of refugees and rebuild after conflicts.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Warning against ‘toxic public debates,’ UN official urges global compact on refugee and asylum matters

UN,  8 October 2015 – The top protection expert in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today warned of a growing risk to people fleeing conflict and persecution and called for “an all-out effort to ensure that protection, and in particular the institution of asylum, remains life-saving, non-political, and fundamentally humanitarian.”

Monday, October 5, 2015

Over a million Africans displaced in one year (UN body)

Over one million Africans, including South Sudanese, Burundians and Libyans have fled their countries in the last 12 months, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has said.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

After new displacements, UN officials call for an immediate halt to demolitions in the West Bank

 UN, 18 August 2015 – Senior United Nations officials are calling today for an immediate freeze on demolitions in the West Bank, after dozens of structures were demolished yesterday by Israeli authorities in Palestinian Bedouin refugee communities, near East Jerusalem.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Violent attacks reported against civilians fleeing ISIL-controlled areas of Iraq (UN human rights office)

UN, 28 July 2015 – An increasing number of people in Iraq, including families with children and the elderly, have increasingly encountered deadly ambushes as they try to escape areas controlled the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levan (ISIL) by risking their lives on a treacherous mountain journey to safety, the United Nations human rights office reported today.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015