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03 Oct 2011 description
High Commissioner's Opening Statement to the 62nd Session of ExCom

GENEVA, 03 October, 2011– UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres warned today that an increasingly complex international environment is making it harder to find solutions for the world’s more than 43 million refugees, internally displaced and stateless people.

Speaking at the opening of the annual meeting in Geneva of UNHCR’s governing Executive Committee, Guterres said the international community needed to up its collective game to prevent conflict, to adapt to climate change and to better manage natural disasters.

26 Sep 2011 description
report African Union

New York-24 September 2011-The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Jean Ping has been in New York since September 19, 2011 where he is holding series of consultations and activities on the margins of the 66th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

20 Sep 2011 description

When 65-year old Amina arrived in Tunisia’s Choucha refugee camp in March this year from Tripoli, a new waiting game began for her and her family.

She has spent the past two years hoping for resettlement in the US. But the recent conflict in Libya has meant that she and her family have had to put that idea on hold. In 2010 Gaddafi closed the UNHCR office in Tripoli and as fighting intensified in Libya, Amina, her daughter and baby granddaughter were forced to leave the country.

01 Aug 2011 description
report Logistics Cluster

Each week the Global Logistics Cluster Support Cell (GLCSC) provides an operational update of the activities of Logistics Clusters/Sectors in the field, together with the details of the latest publications on the Logistics Cluster website. The GLCSC is housed in the Logistics Division of the UN World Food Programme, the Global Logistics Cluster Lead. It is comprised of a diverse, multi-skilled group of logisticians drawn from ACF, Care International, WFP, WVI, and MSB (formerly SRSA).

02 Mar 2011 description

Overview

Libya

Information from western Libya is limited as there are no international humanitarian agencies there due to insecurity.

However, there are concerns over availability and accessibility of medical care and supplies for the injured from previous fighting. Food supplies are expected to dwindle due to limited distribution and depletion of stocks. The eastern part of Libya is controlled by the opposition and humanitarian organizations started to access to Benghazi. UNHCR's implementing partner is looking into establishing a presence in Benghazi.

16 Sep 2010 description
report Human Rights Watch

Italy Should Halt Joint Patrols After Libyans Fire on Italian Fishing Vessel

SEPTEMBER 16, 2010

(Milan) - The Libyan government should immediately end what appears to be a policy that allows shooting at boats carrying migrants from Libya to Italy, and Italy should stop participating in joint patrols with Libya, Human Rights Watch said today.

06 Jul 2010 description

The IOM mission in Tripoli and the Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation (GICDF) yesterday signed an agreement to fund IOM's Assisted Voluntary Return Centre in the Janzour district of the Libyan capital Tripoli.

The 63,000 euros donation will cover the overall costs of running the centre until the end of the year.

"This is an important development," says Laurence Hart, IOM's Chief of Mission in Libya.

09 Jun 2010 description

09 Jun 2010 17:00:19 GMT

* Seeking agreement on lifting closure order

* Helps 12,000 Middle Eastern, North African refugees

* Libya says U.N.

23 Oct 2009 description

A concert organized by IOM, the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will later today in Tripoli bring top performers from Ghana and Niger as part of efforts to raise awareness on the pitfalls of irregular migration.

Renowned Ghanaian singer and songwriter Amandzeba will perform to thousands alongside Sogha, a famous band from Niger to convey the central message of the event: whatever your aspirations are, be properly informed so as to make the right decision.

As part of the event, community leaders and migrants who've …

02 Jun 2009 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today's Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva.