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11 Sep 2019 description

The Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Neat East (UNRWA) Pierre Krähenbühl, has urgently called on Arab states for their continued financial and political support to Palestine refugees and to the work and role of the Agency at the Arab League Summit.

10 Sep 2019 description
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Seventy-fourth session
Item 48 of the provisional agenda*
Assistance in mine action

I. Introduction

09 Sep 2019 description

The security situation in Syria remains volatile and unstable. Idlib, Aleppo, Daraa, Al-Hassakah, Deir-ez-zor, North Lattakia and North Hama governorates remain primary hotspots. The most recent data by the World Health Organization shows that between December 2018 and July 2019, the number of people in need has increased by more than 534,000 to reach 13.72 million due primarily to the impact of hostilities.

09 Sep 2019 description

As Refugees International issues its second report card on the Trump administration’s performance on refugee and humanitarian protection, the United States and other governments continue to confront enormous humanitarian challenges. There are now more than 70 million refugees and internally displaced people around the world, and many millions more displaced by natural disasters made worse by climate change. Thus, it is important that Refugees International evaluates the Trump administration’s progress on refugee and humanitarian protection in seven key areas.

09 Sep 2019 description

edited by Eugenio Dacrema and Valeria Talbot, introduction by Paolo Magri


09 Sep 2019 description

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Siblin Training Centre (STC) celebrated the graduation of 432 students in twenty specializations, including nursery education, carpentry and business administration from North and South campuses for the 2018-2019 academic year.

09 Sep 2019 description

The Global Humanitarian Overview published on 4 December announced funding requirements of $21.9 billion for 21 Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and the Venezuela Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan. By the end of August, requirements had reached $26.57 billion. The change in requirements since last month is mainly due to an increase in requirements for Mali and Zimbabwe, and the publication of the HRP for Venezuela.

05 Sep 2019 description

There are 58 official Palestinian refugee camps. They are located in Jordan, the West Bank, Gaza, Syria and Lebanon. Many of the camps were created in 1948 as a result of the first Arab-Israeli war. Other camps were added after the wars in 1967 and 1973 and more recently after the war in Syria for Syrian Palestinians. About 1.5 million Palestinian refugees live in the official camps.

05 Sep 2019 description

Human Rights Watch (HRW) reports that the General Directory of General Security (GDGS) has deported 2,731 Syrian Refugees from Lebanon to Syria between May 21 and August 28. In May GDGS, based on an instruction from the Higher Defense Council, decided to return all Syrian refugees arriving irregularly after April 24 without prior assessment of their protection needs.

04 Sep 2019 description

Key developments took place during the month of August in Syria and Yemen where major territorial exchanges occurred, and high numbers of civilian fatalities were reported. Islamic State (IS) activity also rose in both countries, while in Iraq, IS activity has decreased. The Israeli air force was also active in Syria, Lebanon, and, allegedly, Iraq. Finally, protests took place across Turkey after the government dismissed mayors affiliated with the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and appointed trustees in their place.

03 Sep 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Beirut, 3rd September 2019 – The ministry of Agriculture announced today in partnership with UNICEF the launch of the rehabilitation work of its seven technical and vocational agriculture schools. Funded by the Dutch government, the main objective of the rehabilitation is to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for the students enrolled in these seven schools as part of the development of the agriculture technical and vocational education system in Lebanon.

02 Sep 2019 description
report Human Rights Watch

New Policy Forcibly Returns Thousands, No Due Process

30 Aug 2019 description

Baghdad (ICRC) – The families of hundreds of thousands of missing Iraqis marked the International Day of the Disappeared on Friday, as the office of the country’s Prime Minister pledged to support relatives and investigate cases.

Iraq has one of the highest number of missing people in the world, the result of decades of conflicts and violence. Nearly every Iraqi family is personally affected or knows someone who is.