Showing posts with label humanitarian catastrophe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label humanitarian catastrophe. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Violent attacks reported against civilians fleeing ISIL-controlled areas of Iraq (UN human rights office)

UN, 28 July 2015 – An increasing number of people in Iraq, including families with children and the elderly, have increasingly encountered deadly ambushes as they try to escape areas controlled the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levan (ISIL) by risking their lives on a treacherous mountain journey to safety, the United Nations human rights office reported today.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Yemen tries for third humanitarian truce

A five-day humanitarian truce went into effect in Yemen overnight Monday, hours after forces allied with a Saudi-led coalition fought Houthi militia for control of the country’s largest air base north of Aden.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Joint statement by HR/VP Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the crisis in Yemen

"On 2 July, the United Nations added Yemen to the list of highest-level humanitarian emergencies; a level 3 crisis. The country is facing a humanitarian catastrophe, with 21 million people, 80% of Yemen's population, in need of humanitarian assistance. A major food crisis is looming.

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.