Yemen: Efforts to bring stability could fail unless basic...
15 July, 2013
The UN has warned that efforts to find a political solution to the insecurity that has plagued Yemen since 2011 could be undermined unless support for humanitarian programmes is quickly and dramatically increased.
This warning came as UN agencies and partners released their revised... Read More >>
Lebanon: Fatima’s story
12 July, 2013
“I was watching television at home and there was a loud explosion,” said 60-year-old Fatima*. “And the walls around me started collapsing.”
A mortar had hit Fatima’s neighbour’s home in Homs, Syria. As soon as the explosions stopped, Fatima’s family... Read More >>
Lebanon: Refugees and host communities need our support,...
2 July, 2013
The United Nation’s Humanitarian Chief, Valerie Amos concluded her visit to Lebanon today after visiting families who have fled the violence in Syria. Lebanon hosts more than half a million refugees from Syria, and the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, has warned that the number could reach 1... Read More >>
Lebanon: Life for Palestinian refugees in Bourj el-Barajneh
1 July, 2013
In the southern suburbs of Lebanon’s capital Beirut lies Bourj el-Barajneh, a cramped refugee camp which is home to an estimated 28,000 Palestinian refugees. At least 3,000 people have arrived in the past year, fleeing the violence in Syria. Their arrival has stretched the limited... Read More >>
Syria: UN issues unprecedented humanitarian appeal
7 June, 2013
The United Nation’s Humanitarian Chief, Valerie Amos announced an unprecedented revision to the humanitarian appeal for Syria in Geneva today. UN agencies and humanitarian partners are appealing for US$4.4 billion to assist millions of people affected by Syria’s conflict in 2013.... Read More >>