Some 3,300 people a day still arriving on Lesvos
Despite dangerous sea conditions, the United Nations refugee agency today reported that the number of refugees and migrants arriving on Lesvos continues to be high, at an average of 3,300 people per day so far in November.
Ukraine: meetings and harsh reality
Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande are trying to mediate between Ukrainian President Poroshenko and Russian president Putin to stop the bloodshed in Eastern Ukraine where nobody observes the cease-fire. On the contrary the fighting intensifies each day. The UN estimates that there have been more than 5,300 killed and almost one million displaced people since last April.
More than 3 million Syrian refugees
The UN refugee agency says that Syrians have become the second largest refugee population in the world after the Palestinians, overtaking Afghans, who had held that place for more than three decades. According to a report about the situation on mid year 2014, there were more than 3 million Syrian refugees in June which represents […]
Link: 33.3 million people displaced by war last year
Conflict and violence uprooted a record 33.3 million people within their countries last year, according to a new United Nations-backed report released today, which adds that 63 per cent of them are in five countries – Syria, Colombia, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Sudan, the UN news services informs.
Italy rescues 6,000 people crossing Mediterranean in four days
The Italian navy had rescued some 6,000 people who had set out from Libya in overcrowded boats in just four days, said the UNHCR.
Lack of donations for the Syrians affected by the war
The lack of fund donations has forced the UN to reduce the size of food parcels distributed among the hungry Syrians affected by the war.
More than a million Syrian refugees in Lebanon
The are already more than a million refugees from Syria in Lebanon, according to the UNHCR. Which means that almost one of four residents in the country are now refugees.
UNHCR against Australia's policy of pushing back boats with asylum seekers
The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) confirmed that it is seeking details from Australian authorities about recent media reports of the navy forcing boats, presumed to be carrying asylum-seekers on their way to Australia, back to Indonesian territorial waters, as well as reports of plans to buy and provide vessels for future “push-backs.”
Syrian refugees in Lebanon hit by winter storm
The United Nations and its humanitarian partners are ramping up efforts to assist more than 800,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon who are facing the onslaught of cold weather, rains and snowfall as a massive winter storm named “Alexa” moves across the region, the UN news service informs.
1.1 million Syrian refugee children
Over 1.1 million Syrian children have registered as refugees with UNHCR worldwide. Of this number, some 75 per cent are under the age of 12. Children represent 52 per cent of the total Syrian refugee population, which now exceeds 2.2 million.