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UNHCR welcomes Council of Europe convention on combatting violence against women

01 August 2014

STRASBOURG, France, July 31 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency on Thursday warmly welcomed the entry into force of a Council of Europe convention aimed at preventing and countering violence against women and domestic violence.

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UNHCR seeks €156m in revised appeal for refugees from Central African Republic

22 July 2014

GENEVA, July 22 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency and its partners today appealed for greater donor support to cope with the continuing outflow and deteriorating condition of refugees from the Central African Republic.

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UNHCR head calls for urgent political solution to Iraq’s deepening crisis

18 July 2014

ERBIL, Iraq, 18 July (UNHCR) – UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres warned on Friday that Iraq risks "full-fledged sectarian war and complete fragmentation" as Iraqis continue to flee their homes and minority groups are targeted.

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Ireland Marks World Refugee Day 2014

15 July 2014

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Iraqi IDP family: an uncertain life in an unfinished building

15 July 2014

Under a scorching sun, small girls and boys run barefoot through the dusty streets of an unfinished subdivision in the northern Iraqi town of Chamchamal. Colorful carpets cover the windows to block out the heat and laundry swings on ropes strung between cement blocks.

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UNHCR urges Europe to do more for Syrian refugees

11 July 2014

The UN refugee agency on Friday called for European nations to do more to help Syrian refugees who are trying in growing numbers to reach the safety of Europe.

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Latest tragedy off Libya adds to death toll in Mediterranean

09 July 2014

A Syrian mother and her two young children were among 12 bodies recovered after the latest boat sinking involving the thousands of people attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Libya, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday.

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Syrian refugee women fight for survival as they head families alone

08 July 2014

More than 145,000 Syrian refugee families in Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan – or one in four of all households – are headed by women facing a lone fight for survival, a new UNHCR report reveals today.

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UNHCR warns of dramatic consequences if funding gaps for Syrian refugees continue

03 July 2014

Faced with continued violence in Syria and a growing refugee influx into the region, UNHCR and its partners are warning of dire consequences if funding gaps are not closed and mounting refugee needs are not met.

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As food shortages hit 800,000 African refugees, UNHCR and WFP issue urgent appeal

01 July 2014

GENEVA, July 1 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency and the World Food Programme (WFP) on Tuesday warned that funding difficulties, compounded by security and logistical problems, have forced cuts in food rations for nearly 800,000 refugees in Africa, threatening to worsen unacceptable levels of acute malnutrition, stunting and anaemia, particularly in children.

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