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New compact to improve refugee response ‘a chance to chart a different course’ – UN agency chief

12 December 2017 – The head of the United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday kicked off in Geneva a dialogue on protection challenges with a stark warning: the tragedy of forced displacement has deepened – one year after the world pledged to improve its response to refugee situations.


UN and partners launch $4.4 billion regional appeal for more than five million Syrian refugees

12 December 2017 – A more than $4 billion appeal has been launched to support what one senior United Nations official called on Tuesday “a lost generation” of Syrian refugees caught up in the ongoing conflict.


Violence shuts schools, deprives children of medical care in Syria's East Ghouta, warns UNICEF

11 December 2017 – Five of the more than 130 children who require immediate medical evacuation have died as they could not access treatment they needed due to the continuing violence across Syria's eastern Ghouta, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has reported, adding that most schools are closed there.