11 April 2014
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 11 April 2014, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
10 April 2014
09 April 2014
The UN refugee agency and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), with agreement from the government and opposition forces, have delivered the first humanitarian aid into a besieged area of Aleppo since last June.
07 April 2014
07 April 2014
Thirteen-year-old Abdul Wahad lives in an underground garage in Beirut amid the stench of garbage. Garbage is his business. "When I grow up," he says, "I want to go to school."
03 April 2014
The number of refugees fleeing from Syria into neighbouring Lebanon passed the 1 million mark today, a bleak milestone exacerbated by rapidly depleting resources and a host community stretched to breaking point.
02 April 2014
24 March 2014
Modelling UNHCR sweatshirts and hats, UNICEF t-shirts and one swanky looking leather satchel, Trinity College students raised over €4,000 for the Syrian humanitarian crisis in a fundraiser held on Thursday 20 March. The event was organised by Christian and Muslims faith-based societies at Trinity College Dublin along with various cultural clubs, Dublin religious centres (including Clonskeagh Mosque, Hussiania Ahlul-Bayt Islamic Centre, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral), UNICEF Ireland, and UNHCR Ireland.
21 March 2014
Asylum applications jump 32 per cent jump in European Union while Irish asylum applications remain steady for first time.
19 March 2014
Following the introduction of a new Subsidiary Protection Procedure in 2013, the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner (ORAC) has decided to prioritise certain classes of applications.