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09 Dec 2014 description

GENEVE, 9 décembre (HCR) - Les gouvernements de pays occidentaux réunis aujourd'hui à Genève se sont engagés à augmenter le nombre de réfugiés syriens qu'ils acceptent via la réinstallation et d'autres formes d’admission pour motif humanitaire.

Après les annonces d'aujourd'hui et les indications sur de futurs engagements, le HCR prévoit que le nombre total de places de réinstallation disponibles pour les réfugiés syriens dans les prochains mois atteindra 100 000. Ce chiffre inclut les 62 000 places déjà mises à disposition par les gouvernements.

29 Jul 2014 description

(August 1, 2014) On the fourth anniversary of it first becoming binding international law, campaigners will today urge every country in the world to join the international treaty banning cluster bombs.

The call comes just days after the second anniversary of the start of ongoing use of cluster munitions against civilians in Syria, in July 2012.

27 Jun 2014 description

Geneva, 27 June 2014 – New offers of resettlement or humanitarian admissions for Syrian refugees were today pledged by Belgium, Ireland, Switzerland and Uruguay. In all, 565 new places were announced during a high-level meeting of 42 countries, taking the total number of offers received since mid-2013 to more than 34,700 places. In addition, the United States has pledged open-ended resettlement numbers.

23 May 2014 description
report The Guardian

In an exclusive interview, the former UN secretary general says the world's reluctance to intervene in multiple emergencies is scuppering the search for peace

Read the article here

06 Feb 2014 description

Refugee resettlement is in the news. At a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last month, speakers from both ends of the political spectrum called on the country to admit some of the 2.3 million Syrians who have become refugees. “While the United States has led the world in resettling and providing humanitarian assistance to refugees from conflicts around the globe, we’ve not done enough to address the current Syrian crisis,” said Senator Dick Durbin.

14 Jan 2014 description

10/01/2014 - Does one size fit all when providing humanitarian assistance after a disaster? The dangers faced by children, women, men, the elderly and those with disabilities can be very different which is why our new toolkit, the Gender and Age marker, will better target humanitarian responses to different groups. Watch our video or see the website for more details.