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United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon and UNRWA Director in Lebanon visit Ein El Hilweh Palestine Refugee Camp

Today, the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Mr. Jan Kubis and the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, Mr. Claudio Cordone, visited the Palestine refugee camp of Ein El Hilweh in southern Lebanon. It was Mr. Kubis’ first visit to a Palestine refugee camp in Lebanon since taking up his functions as UN Special Coordinator in February. 

   

Syrians still living on ‘razor edge’ as UN launches $8.8 billion dollar appeal

An $8.8 billion funding appeal has been issued by the UN to help millions of Syrians who live a “razor-edge existence” inside and outside the war-torn country, along with the communities struggling to host them.

Eight years since the war began, 12 million Syrians are either refugees or displaced inside Syria; adding up to around half the pre-war population.

Security Council discusses chemical weapons use in Syria following latest global watchdog report

The UN Security Council met behind closed doors on Wednesday, to discuss the latest findings of the global chemical weapons watchdog in Syria, which concluded that there were “reasonable grounds” that a chemical attack took place during the crucial battle for control of Eastern Ghouta, last April.

‘Comprehensively include migrants’ or sustainable development won’t happen, warns General Assembly President

Migration and sustainable development are “deeply interconnected” and the 2030 Agenda, the UN’s blueprint for a sustainable future for all, will not be achieved if we do not “comprehensively include migrants,” the President of the General Assembly said on Wednesday.