UNHCR emergency airlift to aid Ecuador quake relief

UNHCR emergency airlift to aid Ecuador quake relief

GENEVA, April 18 (UNHCR) – The UN Refugee Agency is readying preparations for a major aid airlift, expected in the next 48 hours, to help people displaced by the worst earthquake to strike Ecuador in decades. This follows a request for UN help received from the...
Driven by starvation, Syrians forage for grass

Driven by starvation, Syrians forage for grass

MADAYA, Syria, Jan 12 (UNHCR)—Starving civilians trapped in this besieged Syrian town foraged for grass and herbs in a horrifying humanitarian crisis only broken when an aid convoy arrived this week, the UN Refugee Agency said on Tuesday. UNHCR took part in a convoy...
Vital aid reaches starving Syrians in besieged towns

Vital aid reaches starving Syrians in besieged towns

MADAYA, Syria, Jan 11 (UNHCR)—The UN Refugee Agency today took part in a convoy of trucks that delivered life-saving aid of food and blankets to thousands of people trapped in dire conditions in besieged Syrian towns on Monday. The first trucks in a convoy of 49...

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