900,000 Syrians take refuge in Turkey, says UNICEF

900,000 Syrians take refuge in Turkey, says UNICEF

The estimated number of Syrian refugees that have taken shelter in Turkey is nearly 900,000, 700,000 of whom are living outside of camps, a UN official has said, while noting that the exile has especially affected children. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), working together with the Prime Ministry’s Disaster and Emergency Management More...

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Four months after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, the wounds are deep – but the healing has begun
By IntDevCommunities On Friday, March 7th, 2014
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Four months after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, the wounds are deep – but the healing has begun

  TACLOBAN, Philippines, 6 March 2014 – Loss cuts deep here, four months after one of the most powerful and destructive typhoons on record killed more than 6,000 people. Today, as the Philippines continues More...

More Support Still Needed for Health, Protection of Women and Girls 100 Days After Typhoon Haiyan
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
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More Support Still Needed for Health, Protection of Women and Girls 100 Days After Typhoon Haiyan

UNITED NATIONS, New York — One hundred days after typhoon Haiyan, locally known as Yolanda, hit the Philippines and left behind massive destruction and loss of lives, much remains to be done to fully bring affected More...

Buddhist charity aids storm-ravished Philippines
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
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Buddhist charity aids storm-ravished Philippines

Dotted around the storm-wrecked city of Tacloban in the central Philippines are notices thanking not the government, the United Nations, or the Roman Catholic Church. They give gratitude to the Tzu Chi Foundation, More...

Earthquake in Greece: A 6.4 magnitude quake shakes Crete
By IntDevCommunities On Sunday, October 13th, 2013
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Earthquake in Greece: A 6.4 magnitude quake shakes Crete

An earthquake of 6.4 magnitude off the coast of Crete caused minor damage on the Greek island on Saturday, but there were no reports of casualties or serious destruction, police and fire brigade said. Skip to next More...

By IntDevCommunities On Saturday, October 12th, 2013
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New migrant tragedies off Lampedusa spark calls for reform

The second migrant tragedy in just over a week in the Strait of Sicily has sharpened calls to allow safe passage for asylum seekers. The most recent accidents have killed at least 400 people. A week of tragedy More...

By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
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Four Million People Food Insecure In Madagascar

9 October 2013, Rome – As many as 4 million people in rural areas of Madagascar are food insecure following this year’s reduced harvest. Production of rice – the Indian Ocean island’s staple – and maize More...

By IntDevCommunities On Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
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Japan And WFP Review Disaster Resilience Building In Southern Bangladesh

DHAKA – The Ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh and the Representative of the United Nations World Food Programme today visited Satkhira, Southern Bangladesh, to see the impact of WFP’s programmes to help communities More...

Asylum seekers drown off Lampedusa
By IntDevCommunities On Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
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Asylum seekers drown off Lampedusa

A boat carrying an estimated 500 people caught fire and capsized near the southern Italian island of Lampedusa early Thursday morning. A fishing boat is reported to have raised the alarm after rescuing around 150 More...

UNHCR calls for strengthening protection of refugees, IDPs, stateless
By IntDevCommunities On Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
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UNHCR calls for strengthening protection of refugees, IDPs, stateless

GENEVA, 3 October (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency on Thursday called for strengthening the protection of refugees, the stateless and internally displaced people (IDPs) to ensure they enjoy their full human rights. While More...


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