UN, World Bank announce new funds for Mideast refugee crisis
The UN and World Bank said Saturday they will increase financing for the Middle East and North Africa to help countries there deal with millions of refugees and rebuild after conflicts. “The world today is witness to… the highest level of forced displacement since the Second World War,” UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement. “To address the scale and the nature of the conflicts, we need new approaches.
11 October, 2015 Mideast needs grants, not loans for refugee crisis: Lebanon The Middle East needs grants, not loans, to deal with the millions of refugees who have fled conflicts in the region, a senior Lebanese official said Sunday. Speaking a day after the UN and World Bank announced plans to increase lending to help the region deal with the catastrophic […]
11 November, 2014 U.N. says 13.6 million displaced by wars in Iraq and Syria GENEVA (Reuters) - About 13.6 million people, equivalent to the population of London, have been displaced by conflicts in Syria and Iraq, many without food or shelter as winter starts, the U.N. refugee agency said UNHCR on Tuesday. Amin Awad, UNHCR's director for the Middle East and […]
17 November, 2015 Poland accuses EU's Schulz of 'German arrogance' in migrant spat By Marcin Goclowski WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's interior minister accused European Parliament president Martin Schulz on Tuesday of "German arrogance" and recalled Nazi atrocities in Warsaw in reaction to Schulz's criticism of Warsaw's reluctance to accept migrants under EU quotas. […]
24 October, 2015 Europe split on migrant crisis on eve of Brussels talks By Tsvetelia Tsolova and Maja Zuvela SOFIA/RIGONCE, Slovenia (Reuters) - European leaders traded threats and reprimands on Saturday as thousands more migrants and refugees streamed into the Balkans on the eve of European Union talks aimed at agreeing on urgent action to tackle the […]