Daily Archives: February 18, 2017

Iraq: UN aid agencies preparing for 'all scenarios' as western Mosul military operations set to begin

18 February 2017 &#150 With military operations to retake western Mosul starting, United Nations humanitarian agencies in Iraq are rushing to prepare for the humanitarian impact of the fighting amid grave concerns that tens of …

Aoun: Message of Israeli Delegate at the UN poses a threat to Lebanon, any Israeli attempt to undermine Lebanese sovereignty will find its appropriate response

NNA – President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, deemed on Saturday that “the message content of Israel’s Delegate at the United Nations, Danny Danon, poses a threat to Lebanon,” adding that “the international community …

At Munich Security Conference, UN chief Guterres highlights need for 'a surge in diplomacy for peace'

18 February 2017 &#150 Highlighting the complex and interlinked challenges confronting the global community that also compound the suffering of the most vulnerable, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for a boost in preventive diplomacy …

SOUTH AFRICA: ZUMA WARNS AGAINST CORRUPTION AT REFUGEE CENTRES

PRETORIA, President Jacob Zuma has warned that government will not tolerate corruption at refugee reception centres as well as in the documentation process.

He called on asylum seekers not to fall into the trap as …

SOUTH AFRICA: MARABASTAD REFUGEE CENTRE GETS NEW LOOK

PRETORIA, President Jacob Zuma on Friday officially opened the refurbished Marabastad Refugee Reception Office in Pretoria, which will be named the Desmond Tutu Refugee Reception Centre.

The refurbishment of the Marabastad office was prompted by …