Tag Archives: UNHCR

Shelter, Clean Water to Families Amid Iraq’s Mosul Offensive

  New York, N.Y. With the military offensive still unfolding in Mosul, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are rushing to provide shelter, drinking water, and sanitation services for displaced families and children. Internally displaced persons flee to Debaga camp in Erbil Governorate, northern Iraq, […]

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Violence, Teargas at European Border ‘Matter of Great Worry’ – U.N.

New York, N.Y. The United Nations refugee agency today expressed concern about yesterday’s violence at the border between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia near Eidomeni and the extensive scenes of teargas in use. Little boys warm up by a fire outside the camping tent that has been provided for them by humanitarian […]

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Lions Clubs International Focuses on Global Issues at U.N.

With Kristopher Kempski. New York, N.Y. On March 12, 2016, just a few days after International Women’s Day, more than 700 Lions, Leos, ambassadors and guests gathered at the U.N. for the 38th Annual Lions Day with the United Nations to discuss peace and gender equality. More than 700 Lions and guests gathered at the […]

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So Many In Need, it’s Hopeless? Quandary of Assisting Youth in Greece

New York, N.Y. The needs of children and young adults in Greece are enormous. The problems there are so insurmountable that the Greek government alone cannot solve them. Neither, for that matter, can the European Union – or even the United Nations. Into this morass the J. Luce Foundation journeys, to identify orphaned and migrant […]

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UNHCR: Migrant Women and Children Face Sex Abuse

Washington, D.C.  The United Nations refugee agency is warning that migrant women and children traveling to Europe are particularly subject to sex abuse, calling on countries to do more for their protection. Speaking to reporters Friday in Geneva, UNHCR spokeswoman Melissa Fleming said that extortion of children appears to be happening “in every single country” […]

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Greek Refugee Centers Overstretched as Arrivals Hit Half Million Mark

New York, N.Y. As the number of refugee and migrant arrivals in Greece hits half a million, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has warned today of continuing “chaos” at overburdened reception centers – possibly threatening to undo Europe’s recently-agreed relocation program – unless reception conditions in frontline islands are […]

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Refugees are the Responsibility of the World – Peter Sutherland

New York, N.Y.  Peter Sutherland is the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration. A strong advocate for the rights of migrants – and for action to increase the benefits of migration for countries of origin, destination, and migrants alike – he works to foster cooperation on issues such as protecting migrants […]

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Hellenic Fund Launching to Help Kids, including Refugees, in Hellas

New York, N.Y. I am pleased to announce that our Foundation will launch our Hellenic Fund to support children in Greece — whether economically distressed, orphaned, or refugee — at a reception on November 4 at an elegant Greek restaurant on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. We can no longer watch children wash up […]

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