- UNHCR Regional Response to the Syria Situation - Sep 2015
- Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014) and 2191 (2014) (S/2015/698) [EN/AR]
- Report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria (A/HRC/30/48)
Appeals & Funding
- Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- 2015 Strategic Response Plan: Syrian Arab Republic
- Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan 2015-2016: Regional Strategic Overview
- UNRWA Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal 2015
- Guide to Giving (January 2014)
by Tin Gazivoda
Just hours after harsh new legislation targeting migrants earlier this month was implemented and a new border fence neared completion, the columns of refugees moving through Hungary turned left.
Their new destination was Croatia, and since they shifted course, it is estimated that as many as 100,000 of them have entered that country, with many more arriving each day. For most refugees, Croatia is not their last stop. New arrivals usually register for a place on a train or a bus heading for Hungary or Slovenia.
Zedoun Alzoubi , 1 October 2015
By: Gopal Ratnam
World leaders must act to end extreme poverty in the next 15 years by addressing economic inequality that stems from wealth concentrated in the hands of a few and exacerbates conflict and instability, World Bank Group President Jim Kim said in an address at the U.S. Institute of Peace.
28th Meeting (AM)
In addressing the world’s enormous challenges — serving waves of refugees in the Mediterranean, brokering necessary peace in the Middle East and managing the “existential” threat of climate change — speakers in the General Assembly today called on the United Nations to invoke the spirit that had underpinned its historic founding 70 years ago: one of compassion and dignity.
Beirut, Lebanon | AFP | Saturday 10/3/2015 - 19:42 GMT
by Rana Moussaoui with Anna Smolchenko in Moscow
Russia bombed the Islamic State group's Syrian stronghold Saturday and vowed to press its aerial campaign despite criticism from Washington and its allies that the military action is strengthening the jihadists.
A long-time staunch backer of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Russia began sorties over its ally Wednesday in what it said would be a prolonged bombing campaign against IS and other extremist groups.
3 October 2015 – Two leaders from the European continent took to the United Nations General Assembly podium today, beginning with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, Péter Szijjártó, who said many States are marking the 70th anniversary of the United Nations “but there are no major reasons to celebrate.”
“During the last five years, we have witnessed 15 wars and armed conflicts, launched or renewed,” Minister Szijjártó stated. “And nowadays Europe has to face a war as well,” he added, referring to the conflict in Ukraine.
10/3/2015 - 03:27 GMT
by Bryan McManus
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets EU leaders Monday but they will find it hard to bridge gaps on the migrant crisis and the Syrian war that has produced so many of the refugees they must both deal with, analysts say.
Russian air strikes in Syria have upped the ante in a conflict which has destabilised a region in which Ankara plays a pivotal role, with Turkey taking around two million refugees from Syria.
10/3/2015 - 03:07 GMT
by Catherine BOITARD
As volunteer doctors, they are accustomed to treating injuries and disease outbreaks in conflict zones -- but now duty calls on Greek soil.
In the mobile Medecins du Monde mobile unit on the island of Lesbos, attending to thousands of refugees and migrants landing from neighbouring Turkey is a round-the-clock affair.
Aching muscles, lower body injuries, pulmonary infections -- with around 350 patients a day, there is little time to dwell on specific patients.
2 October 2015 – Two senior United Nations officials today proposed the establishment of a humanitarian fund for education in emergencies that would offer millions of the world’s displaced children their first chance of schooling, as well as bridge the gap between relief assistance and development aid.
“We need a platform for education in emergencies that can fund without having to put the begging bowl around,” Gordon Brown, the Special Envoy for Global Education, told a news conference at UN Headquarters.
2 October 2015 – Peter Sutherland is the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration. A strong advocate for the rights of migrants – and for action to increase the benefits of migration for countries of origin, destination, and migrants alike – he works to foster cooperation on issues such as protecting migrants affected by crises and ensuring their role in the development process. A former Attorney General of Ireland, Mr.
BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct 2 (UNHCR) – Tasnim, a 12-year-old refugee girl from Aleppo, Syria, is excitedly preparing to return to school.
"I want to become a dentist. I have always been intrigued by the tools and materials dentists use in their neat clinics. Every time I visited my dentist in Syria, I learned something new," she said.