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23 Mar 2015 description


  • Situational overview: The number of displaced has stabilized with the reduction in the intensity of the fighting. Concerns have increased over mines and unexploded ordnance as people come out of basement and shelters. Economic difficulties continue to impact the population affected and host communities, with considerable price rises in recent weeks, especially in non-government controlled areas where there are shortages.

06 Mar 2015 description

DEBRECEN, Hungary, March 5 (UNHCR) – When Yusuf* and Omar* met in a smuggler's van on the outskirts of Ukraine's second city, Kharkiv, in October, they thought they were heading for Slovakia, en route to a new life in Western Europe.

25 Feb 2015 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Due to the heavy and unseasonal rainfall, there was a massive river flooding in different parts of Hungary starting from 14 September 2014 onwards. The General Directorate of Water Management posted red alert on the rivers Dráva, Lajta, Mura, Rába and Zala, in total along 320 kilometres. The floods affected 90 villages in 10 counties of Hungary, namely Vas, Zala, Győr-Moson-Sopron, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok, Veszprém, Baranya, Bács-Kiskun, Nógrád and Fejér.

13 Feb 2015 description

Kosovo - With the rise in irregular migration of Kosovo citizens towards the European Union (EU), Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga met with IOM Kosovo Chief of Mission Jorge Baca Vaughan on Thursday (12/2) to discuss the need to engage with local and international institutions to address migration management and the return of irregular Kosovar migrants from EU countries.

02 Jan 2015 description

BUDAPEST, Hungary, December 31 (UNHCR) – Sipping coffee in a Budapest café, wearing a stylish black jacket, Dariush Rezai looks very much like other confident 20-year-olds in the room.

Like many of them, he speaks in fluent Hungarian about playing X-Box and the guitar, and looking forward to enrolling in university. But a closer look at his Asiatic features is the first clue that he's not Hungarian. And listen a bit longer and you'll learn that Dariush's life has almost nothing in common with that of most young Budapest residents, or indeed most young Europeans.

12 Dec 2014 description
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A new batch of urgently needed medical and relief supplies is leaving to the Ebola-affected region in West Africa today on board of the Dutch ship "Karel Doorman".

For the second time, as part of the coordinated European response to the Ebola outbreak, the Netherlands has offered to transport vital supplies free of charge. The vessel is carrying 1,500 tons of food for the World Food Programme (WFP) in addition to more than 50 vehicles, medical supplies and protective clothing for health personnel offered by Belgium, France, Germany and the UK.

11 Dec 2014 description

BUDAPEST, Hungary, December 11 (UNHCR) – Standing in their modest apartment in the Hungarian capital, Syrian refugees Yasser and Abeer proudly display the instruments which they are using to build a future and give thanks to the people of their new country.

The couple hold up scissors, combs, curlers, and a hairdryer, the tools of a professional hairdresser, which is the trade Yasser adopted after arriving in Hungary. Yasser hopes one day to run his own beauty salon, working alongside his wife, who is a beautician.