UNHCR operations scaling up further in Syria, and across region as refugee numbers grow

2012-09-07 13:56 CEST FN:s flyktingorgan UNHCR In the past two weeks, UNHCR teams visited 29 communal shelters in nine neighbourhoods of Damascus and Rural Damascus. During these visits our teams delivered hygiene items, mattresses and blankets and carried out counselling.

 Syrian refugee numbers up sharply in August, with more than 100,000 fleeing to neighbouring countries

2012-09-04 14:04 CEST FN:s flyktingorgan UNHCR The number of refugees fleeing Syria rose sharply in August, with more than 100,000 people seeking asylum in surrounding countries - the highest monthly total of the Syria crisis to date.

2012-09-03 13:30 CEST Uppsala universitet Den nya utställningen 1+1: Life & Love, som öppnar på Museum Gustavianum den 8 september, visar upp museer från sex länder på Balkan som arbetat tillsammans och visar att museer kan spela roll i freds- och försoningsarbete.

Syria refugee outflow continues, squeeze on space in schools

2012-08-31 13:48 CEST FN:s flyktingorgan UNHCR Some 2,200 Syrian refugees arrive in the Bekaa Valley over past week – almost double the recent weekly average.

Syria – doubling of refugees fleeing to Jordan

2012-08-29 10:27 CEST FN:s flyktingorgan UNHCR Some 10,200 people arrived at Za'atri in the past week. Refugees say thousands more are waiting to cross amid violence in Daraa province.

2012-08-27 15:23 CEST Olof Palmes Internationella Center Dr. Shaddad Attili, minister för den palestinska vattenmyndigheten PWA medverkar på ett seminarium den 29 augusti om vatten och rättvisa på Västbanken. Seminariet äger rum under World Water Week i Stockholm.

UNHCR says South Sudan refugee health situation alarming

2012-08-24 15:15 CEST FN:s flyktingorgan UNHCR With 170,000 Sudanese refugees now in camps and settlements across South Sudan’s Unity and Upper Nile states, the health situation among this population has become a matter of alarm to us. With the current rain and cold, we are seeing refugees suffering from respiratory tract infections, diarrhoea and malaria.

Relief operations to help Syrian refugees continue amidst security challenges

2012-08-24 15:11 CEST FN:s flyktingorgan UNHCR The security situation in Lebanon has this week been hampering our work to help refugees fleeing Syria’s conflict, although operations are continuing. Clashes between rival neighbourhoods in Tripoli continue, and this has affected the pace of registration from our newly established centre in the city.

High Commissioner Guterres visiting Burkina Faso, calls for more support to Mali refugees

2012-08-01 11:44 CEST FN:s flyktingorgan UNHCR UNHCR High Commissioner Antonio Guterres is starting a three-day visit to Burkina Faso today to review the increasingly critical humanitarian situation for over 100,000 Malian refugees and its impact on neighbouring countries.

Numbers of Syrian displaced rises as violence continues unabated

2012-08-01 11:40 CEST FN:s flyktingorgan UNHCR With armed violence raging in Syrias most populous city, thousands of frightened residents are seeking shelter in schools, mosques and public buildings. UNHCRs Aleppo office is severely constrained by insecurity but is continuing to identify the needs of the most affected.