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UN aid workers urge safe passage for civilians fleeing northern Iraq ahead of battle

22 August – Warning of harassment, revenge attacks and abuse of civilians displaced from the northern Iraqi city of Tal Afar, United Nations refugee and migration agencies today called for people trying to flee the city ahead of military operations to have safe passage.


South Sudan refugees in Uganda exceed one million; UN renews appeal for help

17 August – As the number of refugees from South Sudan in Uganda passes one million – the vast majority of whom are women and children – the United Nations refugee agency today reiterated its call for urgent additional support.


In East Darfur, UN refugee chief urges international support for Sudan

17 August – The United Nations refugee chief has called for international solidarity and resources to aid Sudan, which is one of the major hosting countries for refugees fleeing the conflict in South Sudan.


UN rights experts warn new EU policy on boat rescues will cause more people to drown

17 August – The European Union's new policy on Mediterranean Sea rescues threatens life and breaches international standards, two United Nations independent human experts today cautioned.


'Dramatic' rise in Central African Republic violence happening out of media eyes, warns UNICEF

15 August – The Central African Republic (CAR) has spiralled into violence and remains one of the worst countries in the world to be a child and “right now there are few eyes looking at them and few hands trying to help,” the United Nations children's agency said today.


First of 33,000 Congolese refugees relocated to new settlement in Angola – UN agency

15 August – More than 1,500 Congolese refugees who have fled violence and ethnic tensions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been relocated from reception centres in northern Angola to a newly established settlement, the United Nations refugee agency today said.


After four years of conflict, uncertainty lingers for displaced Ukrainians – UN refugee agency

11 August – As the conflict in Ukraine enters its fourth year, nearly 1.6 million internally displaced people are struggling to find safety, adequate housing and access to employment, according to the United Nations refugee agency.


Iraq: UN refugee agency steps up humanitarian support for families returning to Mosul

11 August – The United Nations refugee agency has been stepping up its assistance for people, including thousands of returnees, in the Iraqi city of Mosul, which had until recently been the scene of a fierce battle for control between terrorist fighters and the Government forces.


Over 600,000 displaced Syrians returned home so far this year – UN agency

11 August – More than 600,000 displaced Syrians returned home in the first seven months of 2017, the United Nations migration agency and partners have found.


UN refugee agency voices 'grave concern' as crisis escalates at Manus Island processing centre

8 August – The United Nations refugee agency today expressed a grave concern over the deteriorating conditions for refugees and asylum seekers at Australia's offshore immigration processing facility on the Manus Island of Papua New Guinea.


In South Sudan, UN peacekeeping chief says regional engagement 'good thing' for peace process

2 August – The United Nations peacekeeping chief said today the involvement of eastern African countries in revitalizing the peace process in South Sudan was among the main topics he discussed with that nation's President, describing such regional engagement “a good thing.”


Amid 'political impasse' in Burundi, Security Council urges all parties to cease violence

2 August – The United Nations Security Council today expressed “deep concern” over the political situation in Burundi – including increasing numbers of refugees and reports of torture, forced disappearances and extrajudicial killings – and strongly urged the Government and all parties to immediately cease and reject such violence.


Conflict-affected rural families in Iraq to benefit from mobile cash-transfer technology – UN

2 August – Many vulnerable rural families in Iraq will now be able to safely receive income thanks to a newly adopted mobile money transfer technology that is part of a cash-for-work programme to rehabilitate farming infrastructure, according to the United Nations agriculture agency.


In South Sudan, UN peacekeeping chief urges an end to fighting to give peace process 'better chance'

1 August – The conflict in South Sudan has to end in order to give the peace process there “a better chance of success,” the top United Nations peacekeeping official said today, kicking off a three-day trip to the African country.


'Act now' to help and protect trafficking victims, UN urges on World Day against the scourge

30 July – Criminal groups feed off the instability created by conflicts, and as links between wars, trafficking and migrant smuggling become more widely known, the United Nations is calling on the international community to act now to help and protect trafficking victims and to end this crime forever.


INTERVIEW: Preparing for Tripoli, new UN envoy in Libya seeks to work with Libyans

28 July – Set to arrive in Libya next week, the new United Nations Special Representative said that he was coming to Tripoli to work with the Libyans, in an attempt to help find a solution out of the political crisis that led to the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 and pushed the country into a crisis that sees thousands of migrants and refugees fleeing to Europe and other countries in Africa.


'None of us should stand silent' while civilians suffer in Syria, Security Council told

27 July – Despite the remarkable hope and strength shown by most Syrians, daily life remains dangerous for millions of people across the country, a senior United Nations aid official warned today, calling for the parties to the six year conflict to stop targeting of civilians, to allow humanitarian access, and to end the “horrific” practice of besiegement.


UN refugee agency seeks $9.5 million to assist Nigerian returnees from Cameroon

26 July – The UN refugee agency is seeking an additional $9.5 million to scale up its activities in northeast Nigeria, as a result of an unexpected surge in self-organized returns of Nigerian refugees mainly from Cameroon since the beginning of the year.


Latest round of UN-led global consultations spotlights migrants’ contributions to development

24 July – Although the net benefits of migration far outweigh its costs, the public perception is often the opposite, a senior United Nations official pointed out today, as the latest round of consultations on a global compact for migration began in New York.


Australia's offshore refugee processing causes 'extensive suffering' and must end, says UN agency chief

24 July – Four years on, Australia's offshore processing has left some 2,000 people languishing in unacceptable circumstances – causing physical and psychological harm, according to the United Nations refugee agency, which today called for an immediate end to the practice.


In DR Congo, UN aid chief says world must 'not let down' millions of people in need

21 July – Wrapping up a four-day mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations humanitarian chief today urged the world “not to forget the DRC,” and called for scaled-up relief funding to help millions of people suffering from violence, diseases, and malnutrition.


UN agency lauds new project to register undocumented Afghan refugees in Pakistan

21 July – A new pilot project in Pakistan to register undocumented Afghan refugees – who up to now have been without identity papers and living in fear of being arrested or deported – would allow up to one million people to have legal status, the United Nations refugee said.


UN refugee agency 'shocked' by reported airstrike and casualties in Yemen

19 July – The United Nations refugee agency today said that it is “deeply shocked and saddened” at reports of the deaths and injuries of internally displaced persons in an aerial attack on the embattled Mawza district in Yemen's Taizz governorate.


UN agency seeks $421M to support alternatives for refugees, migrants crossing to Europe

18 July – The United Nations refugee agency today appealed for about $421.2 million to help improve protection of refugees and migrants crossing the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea, and to back European countries working to assist asylum seekers.


Children increasingly targeted for murder, rape in Central African Republic – UNICEF

18 July – Renewed fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR) is increasingly targeting children, while there are concerns that the humanitarian needs in the country could escalate to levels not seen since the crisis four years ago, United Nations humanitarian officials today said.


DR Congo: UN refugee agency sounds alarm as displacement sees no end in Kasai region

14 July – The United Nations refugee agency has alerted the humanitarian community about the violence and continued displacement of civilians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from the Kasai region where the estimated number of displaced people now exceeds 1.3 million.


Living conditions in Gaza 'more and more wretched' over past decade, UN finds

11 July – A decade after Hamas seized the Gaza Strip, the living conditions for two million people in the Palestinian enclave are deteriorating “further and faster” than the prediction made in 2012 that the enclave would become “unlivable” by 2020, a new United Nations report has found.


Opening of land route to Syria's battle-affected areas 'making difference' for aid delivery – UN agency

11 July – The United Nations refugee agency said today that the opening of the road to Syria's north-eastern Hassakeh governorate is already making a difference for humanitarian aid delivery on the ground.


UN-backed roadmap shows how to improve situation of separated refugee children in Europe

10 July – United Nations agencies today issued a set of recommendations for action to improve the situation of refugee and migrant children arriving and staying in Europe without their parents or caregivers.


In Ukraine, UN chief Guterres urges full respect for ceasefire

9 July – Speaking to the press in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called on all sides to fully respect the ceasefire and underscored the Organization's support to the country and its people.