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‘All refugees want to go home someday’ – UNHCR spokesperson and author Melissa Fleming

26 May 2017 – “I envy the mountains and the trees and the rocks because they will be able to breathe Daraa’s air and I won’t.” Those were the thoughts going through Doaa Al Zamel, when she and her family reached the Jordanian border. It was November 2012, one year and eight months since the […]

Solidar Suisse et leurs actions au Liban

Venez écoutez le témoignage de Tarek Daher, le coordinateur du Solidar Suisse au Liban qui va nous parler de la vie sur place pour les refugiées syriens.  Apres plus de six ans   plus de 4,8 millions de Syriens ont fui dans les pays voisins. En outre, des millions de Syriens sont également en fuite dans […]

Interview with Dr David Nabarro, Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Climate Change and candidate for the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Dr Nabarro’s career spans more than 40 years of working in public health. Starting as a doctor working for Save the Children in Northern Iraq and then Nepal, he later lectured on nutrition and public health in the United Kingdom (UK) and worked for the UK’s Department for International Development as Chief Health and Population […]

Princess Charlene of Monaco and International Red Cross join forces for World First Aid Day 2016

                    Photos : Action Press/P.M. Virot In Geneva on World First Aid Day, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Creasant Societies (IFRC) and H.S.H Princess Charlene of Monaco called for children everywhere to be trained in first aid. In fact, children make up a […]

Greek volunteers awarded top UN humanitarian honour for efforts with migrants and refugees

6 September 2016 – A Greek human rights activist and a Greek volunteer rescue team – Efi Latsoudi and the Hellenic Rescue Team (HRT) – have been jointly awarded this year’s Nansen Refugee Award for their efforts to aid refugees arriving in Greece during 2015. “Hundreds of thousands of people fleeing conflict and persecution last year made […]


Kabul, 19 August 2016 – At the start of a three-day visit to Afghanistan, high-level officials from the United Nations and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation today commemorated World Humanitarian Day in Kabul urging increased international partnerships to address the root causes of humanitarian needs, reduce communities’ vulnerability to disasters and raise awareness of Afghanistan’s […]

Iraq: UN seeks $284M to start aid response ahead of Mosul military operation

20 July 2016 – One of the top United Nations officials in Iraq is warning that an expected military operation in Mosul will lead to the largest and most dramatic humanitarian crisis in the world, which could impact as many as 1.5 million civilians. “The impact of the Mosul military campaign on civilians will be […]

Filippo Grandi takes helm as new UN High Commissioner for Refugees, speaks of focus on solutions

Filippo Grandi, a UN official who has worked in refugee and political affairs in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, began his 5-year term as UN High Commissioner for Refugees on 1 January, succeeding António Guterres whose more than 10 years in office ended last week. High Commissioner Grandi, who arrived at UNHCR’s headquarters office […]

Turkmenistan sent humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

Today, on 28 October 2015, in accordance with the Decree of the President of Turkmenistan, humanitarian convoy with construction materials and food has been sent in order to provide priority assistance to the brotherly people of Afghanistan affected by the strong earthquake. Immediately responded to the news of the disaster, Turkmenistan was the first to […]


          GENEVA/NEW YORK, 3 September 2015 — With no end in sight, the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic continues to intensify, subjecting civilians of all backgrounds to crimes against humanity and war crimes, a group of United Nations experts warned today. These transgressions, which include gross human rights violations, are […]