I spent my first night in East Jerusalem in Shaikh Jarrah in the family home of a new-found Palestinian friend. In the morning, I was introduced to an Italian architect who was also staying there.
Last year I travelled to Jordan with UNHCR to meet Syrian refugees living in Azraq camp. I learnt so much from that visit, and I saw what it looks like to have resilience in the face of unimaginable difficulty.
Children are the worst to suffer in conflict. And perhaps no other place is turning out to be so dangerous and lethal for children as Afghanistan. The 40-year-old conflict in the country is having a devastating impact on kids. Parties are failing in their duty
It is so unfortunate that the violence is increasing day by day in Afghanistan (“Afghan journalist shot dead in care ambush,” Jan. 3, Gulf Today website). Afghanistan, a battleground for the last four decades, will be a disaster for the whole region
Few children would be as hapless and vulnerable as the kids in Afghanistan. The years of conflict in that country has seen hundreds of thousands of lives lost and many more injured. Now children are at the receiving end, bearing the brunt of the impact.
The UN body and its partners are also working with the Syrian government, host countries and other stakeholders to address refugees' concerns about safety and security, livelihoods and housing once they return, it added.
In a grim report, the UN warned on Monday that at the current rate of global progress 575 million people will still be living in extreme poverty and 84 million children won’t be going to school in 2030 — and it will take 286 years to reach equality between men and women. The report on progress in achieving 17 wide-ranging UN
More than 730,000 Rohingya refugees live in Bangladesh, having fled persecution in neighbouring Myanmar where security forces are accused of carrying out killings, gang rape and arson in a crackdown after attacks
African refugees being held in squalid conditions in detention in Libya will be evacuated to Rwanda under an agreement reached with Kigali and the African Union, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said on Tuesday.