Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 07:22
Lebanon is at risk of crumbling as a state under the burden of 1.1 million Syrian refugees and foreign donors must make good on pledges of support to help it survive the crisis, the top U.N. official in the small coastal country warned on Monday.
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 08:07
Tens of thousands of panicked residents fled their homes in the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday after the Israeli military dropped leaflets from the sky warning those who stayed behind that they were risking their lives because a large, intense operation was imminent.
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 07:30
The United States government announced nearly $22 million in additional humanitarian assistance for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Sudan its refugees in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda.
Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 11:47
The spiraling refugee crisis from Syria’s civil war could pose a serious threat to Lebanon’s security and destabilize the entire region unless donors quickly provide the unfunded 70 percent of the $3.74 billion needed for emergency needs, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 07:00
Saudia Arabia will provide $500 million to the United Nations to help the more than one million displaced Iraqis.
Monday, June 30, 2014 - 08:55
Continued fighting has left more than 578,000 people homeless in the Central African Republic. Close to one-third now crowd into 42 camps for the internally displaced in Bangui. Hundreds of thousands of others have fled to neighbouring countries.
Monday, June 30, 2014 - 06:34
Hundreds of African migrants have marched out of an Israeli detention center and are camped out by the Egyptian border after the Israeli Army prevented them from crossing.
Friday, June 20, 2014 - 07:13
Amnesty International urged Security Council members to act more decisively to protect civilians and prevent millions more people being driven away from their homes.
Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 06:59
The United Nations children’s agency UNICEF on Wednesday upgraded Iraq’s latest crisis to a level 3 humanitarian disaster — its most severe designation — as U.N. officials said they were scrambling to provide basic services while preparing to cope with an estimated 1.5 million displaced people.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 06:45
With an eye toward Iraq, Congress is moving far beyond the White House in providing refugee assistance as part of new spending bills this week covering the State Department and foreign aid budget.