Protecting citizens expected to be major challenge for UN in 2016
The refugee crisis which has seen nearly 4.4 million Syrians flee their homes is unlikely to recede in the New Year.
That’s according to Melissa Fleming, the senior spokesperson for the UN Refugee Agency.
The amount of money required to meet global humanitarian needs in 2016 is “tremendous,” according to the man heading up the World Humanitarian Summit to be held in Turkey next May.
Displaced by Colombia’s armed conflict, this family now lives in Arjona, an impoverished community outside Cartagena on the northern coast. Photo:Kristy Siegfried/IRIN
Spread of Ebola in West Africa remains a concern for UN
The vulnerability of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has “skyrocketed” over the last year, according to a new report released by a group of UN agencies.
Talks aimed at bringing an end to the conflict in Syria will resume in Geneva in early next year.
That’s according to Michael Møller, the Director-General of the UN Office at Geneva.
Hungary is being urged to refrain from “policies and practices that promote intolerance”.
“We are moving” to enact necessary reforms to UN peacekeeping in 2016, says the top official in charge of operations.
The world should not have been “too surprised” by this year’s migrant and refugee crisis.
That’s according to the Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), William Lacy Swing.