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News in Brief 17 October 2017 (AM)

UNHCR concerned about stranded Rohingya refugees

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At UN Assembly, Turkey calls on world to fulfil aid pledges for hosting Syrian refugees

Stressing that his country has spent over $30 billion to care for more than three million Syrians and 200,000 Iraqis fleeing war in their own homelands, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took to the podium of the United Nations General Assembly today to call on the world to fulfil its pledges of aid.

Influx sparks warning on Greek refugee centres

Conditions for Syrian and Iraqi refugees are deteriorating on the Greek islands where there’s been a surge in arrivals in recent weeks.

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Rights defenders ‘must not be silenced,’ says UN office, urging Turkey to release activists

The United Nations today voiced grave concern about the arbitrary detention and arrests of human rights defenders in Turkey and called on the Government to ensure that activists can carry out their work in a safe and enabling environment without fear.

News in Brief 13 April 2017 (AM)

More investment needed to meet SDG water and sanitation targets

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State of emergency should not overshadow rights protection, UN experts stress ahead of Turkey referendum

Ahead of this Sunday’s plebiscite on proposed constitutional amendments in Turkey that would, among other things, empower the President alone to declare states of emergency and determine the measures to be taken, a group of United Nations human rights experts have reiterated that even under such circumstances, protection of human rights must not be compromised.

News in Brief 17 March 2017 (AM)

South Sudan refugee crisis “world’s fastest growing”: UN Refugee Agency

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Toll on refugee and migrant children continues to mount one year after EU-Turkey deal – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today that one year after the Balkan border closures and the European Union-Turkey Statement, which were aimed at stopping mass migration flows, refugee and migrant children face greater risks of deportation, detention, exploitation and deprivation.

EU-UN cash transfer plan for education aims to reach 230,000 refugee children in Turkey

The European Union and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have launched a large-scale cash transfer project to increase the number of refugee children attending school in Turkey.

News in Brief 15 March 2017 (PM)

Peace in Syria is a “moral and political imperative”: UN chief

The UN Secretary-General has issued two “urgent” appeals to all parties involved in Syria’s civil war, as it enters its seventh year this week.

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