Pressmeddelanden

Öppen föreläsning på Försvarshögskolan: "Vad händer i Asien?" Måndag 26 nov, kl 17.30.

2012-11-09 15:15 CET Försvarshögskolan Höstens meningsskiljaktigheter mellan Kina och Japan kan te sig inte bara oroväckande utan också svårförståeliga. Vapenskrammel och brösttoner över ett par oansenliga kobbar i Stilla Havet? På en öppen föreläsning ska Joachim Isacsson, Asienkännare och strategilärare på Försvarshögskolan, försöka reda ut en härva av gamla oförrätter, växande nationalism och kinesisk expansion.

2012-11-09 07:00 CET Svenska Afghanistankommittén Rapporten Missing the Target innehåller den hittills största studien som gjorts på Sveriges insatser inom FN-resolutionen 1325 i Afghanistan .

2012-10-30 17:01 CET Svenska Afghanistankommittén Inbjudan till rapportsläpp av Missing the target - en rapport på sveriges stöd för kvinnor, fred och säkerhet i Afghanistan

As Myanmar unrest spreads, UNHCR calls for calm and access to displaced people

2012-10-30 16:05 CET FN:s flyktingorgan UNHCR UNHCR is alarmed by the renewed escalation of violence in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state over the past week, which according to government estimates has displaced more than 28,000 people. It is clearly urgent that law and order be restored to prevent further violence, and that access is facilitated so that aid can be provided to those in need.

Syria situation regional roundup

2012-10-23 12:58 CEST FN:s flyktingorgan UNHCR Lebanon has become the third country in the region to see its population of registered Syrian refugees and people waiting for registration exceeding the 100,000 mark. As of yesterday the number of refugees was 101,283. Turkey and Jordan already have refugee populations in excess of this figure, and region-wide the number has climbed to more than 358,000.

As Syria crisis continues, UNHCR urges EU states to uphold Common Asylum System principles

2012-10-16 14:00 CEST FN:s flyktingorgan UNHCR With a small but growing number of Syrian asylum seekers arriving in countries of the European Union, UNHCR is reminding EU member states of the importance of adhering to the principles of the Common European Asylum System.

Registered Syrian refugees in surrounding states triple in three months

2012-10-02 13:41 CEST FN:s flyktingorgan UNHCR The number of Syrians registered or awaiting registration as refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq has now surpassed 300,000, triple the level of just three months ago. The latest figures show a total regional registered population of more than 311,500 Syrian refugees in the four countries, compared to around 100,000 in June.

UN and partners seek US$ 487.9 million to help Syrian refugees as numbers continue to rise

2012-09-27 13:18 CEST FN:s flyktingorgan UNHCR The United Nations and its humanitarian partners issued a revised appeal today for US$487.9 million to support Syrian refugees. The Regional Response Plan for Syrian Refugees outlines the plans of 52 humanitarian organizations, led by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), to help the rapidly increasing numbers of Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey.

Ett pris som stödjer kampen för kvinnors rättigheter i Afghanistan

2012-09-27 10:00 CEST Svenska Afghanistankommittén Den 27 september 2012 tilldelas Dr. Sima Samar, människorätts- och kvinnorättsförsvarare från Afghanistan Right Livelihood Award för sin långa kamp för afghanska kvinnors rättigheter och den fattgia befolkningen i regionen Hazarajat, Afghanistan. Svenska Afghanistankommittén gratulerar henne. "Priset är ett stöd för den fortsatta kampen för kvinnors rättigheter i Afghanistan."

Renewed fighting drives hundreds of Sudanese Refugees across border

2012-09-25 14:18 CEST FN:s flyktingorgan UNHCR Air and ground attacks in Sudans Southern Kordofan state are causing a renewed influx to South Sudan of about 100 refugees a day. Arriving in the border town of Yida, in Unity State, refugees are in poor health and without any belongings.