Showing posts with label forced displacement. Show all posts
Showing posts with label forced displacement. Show all posts

Friday, April 13, 2018

Israel Kills 2 Palestinians as Gaza Protests Go On

Gaza Protests
A Palestinian man shot by Israeli forces during a mass protest along the besieged Gaza Strip's southern border died of his wounds on Thursday, following the death of another Palestinian in an Israeli raid.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Entire Bedouin village faced with forced displacement

The plan would further isolate occupied East Jerusalem from the rest of the West Bank
An entire village consisting of dozens of Palestinian Bedouin families is threatened with imminent forced displacement, after Israel issued a rare evacuation order for the whole community.

Friday, October 20, 2017

UN voices concern over "destruction", "forced displacement" in disputed areas in Iraq

forced displacement
The UN Mission in Iraq is concerned about reports about the destruction and looting of homes, business and political offices, as well as the forced displacement of predominantly Kurds from disputed areas, said a UN spokesman on Thursday.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

95 Percent of Helmand Province in Afghanistan Under Taliban Control

In Afghanistan, Taliban "militants" have regained much of their traditional stronghold of Helmand Province and are now poised to recapture its entire territory. In an interview with Sputnik, Helmand-based political analyst Toufan Waziri blamed this on the government’s negligence, the political crisis and NATO inactivity.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Cost of Cyprus solution may reach 30 bln euros

The leaders of the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities of Cyprus, currently engaged in negotiations aimed at reunifying the eastern Mediterranean island, have said the cost of a solution has been estimated at between 25 billion euros and 30 billion euros, Turkish Cypriot media reported on Monday.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Syria seeks freezing battles in Aleppo (to create an environment whereby humanitarian aid)

Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al- Moallem on Sunday discussed with the visiting UN special envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, the plan of freezing the fighting in Syria's Aleppo province, the state news agency reported.

The two discussed Mistura's plan to the UN Security Council earlier this month about the local freeze of fighting in Aleppo province so that the growing threat posed by the Islamic State (IS) militant group may be fully confronted.

Monday, September 15, 2014

52 civilians killed by Kurdish group in Syria

 HASAKAH, Syria. --At least 52 people, including women and children, were killed Sunday in northeastern Syria by a group with links to outlawed terrorist organization PKK , according to a coalition of Syrian opposition groups.

The victims were killed by People's Protection Units, the official armed wing of the Kurdish Supreme Committee, the governing body of so-called Syrian Kurdistan, according to the Syrian Revolution General Commission. The Kurdish Supreme Committee was formed in 2012.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Russia Criticized for Worsening Humanitarian Situation in Ukraine. -- (Moscow is prepared to take on this “great burden” without outside help)

—Russia called for an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council Tuesday to urge that international community take urgent measures to improve humanitarian conditions in eastern Ukraine, where the government and Russian-backed separatists have been fighting for months.  Some Council members accused Russia of being the cause of the crisis it seeks to contain. 
 Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin noted that nearly 800,000 Ukrainians have sought refuge in Russia since early this year.  He said Moscow is prepared to take on this “great burden” without outside help.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

UN refugee agency warns of ‘sharp rise’ in people fleeing eastern Ukraine


UN, 27 June 2014 – Some 16,400 people fled their homes in crisis-riven eastern Ukraine during the past week, bringing the number of displaced within the country to 54,000, according the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
“Many cite a deteriorating situation and fear of abduction for the sharp rise in displacement,” said UNHCR spokeswoman Melissa Fleming, adding “Increases were also being seen in the numbers of Ukrainians in Russia and other countries, although so far only a small number had applied for refugee status.”
Since the start of 2014, approximately 110,000 Ukrainians had arrived in Russia – with only 9,600 requesting asylum – while more than 700 others went to Poland, Belarus, Czech Republic and Romania.

Monday, June 16, 2014

United Nations: Number of displaced people in Ukraine nears 20,000

Earlier in the day, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos referred to 17,500 displaced people in Ukraine...

The number of internally displaced persons in Ukraine is nearing 20,000, a spokesperson for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said on Monday, June 16.

He said 19,000 people had been identified as internally displaced people in Ukraine.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Iraq: Pillay warns of “acute vulnerability” of civilians caught in cross-fire, targeted in attacks or trapped in ISIL-controlled areas


GENEVA (13 June 2014) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday expressed extreme alarm at the dramatic deterioration of the situation in Iraq, amid reports of summary executions and extrajudicial killings, and the massive displacement of some half a million people, as the forces allied with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS), overran a succession of major towns and cities earlier in the week.

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“The U.S. must stop supporting terrorists who are destroying Syria and her people" : US Congresswoman, Tulsi Gabbard

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