Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Syrian refugees in Iraq prefer to go back home  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) - 19/06/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The UN announced here Wednesday that the humanitarian and security situation in Iraq is so bad that Syrian refugees there are asking the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to help them go back home despite the equally bad situation in Syria.

"In Iraq's Anbar province, the security and humanitarian situation is reportedly deteriorating including further displacement. Syrian refugees settled in Al Qa'im are requesting UNHCR to urgently facilitate their return to Syria," UN deputy spokesman Farhan Haq told the daily press briefing without providing figures.

In Ninewa province, he said, a humanitarian assessment found out that an estimated 9,620 families have been displaced, mainly to areas under Peshmerga control, and in Dohuk and Erbil, shelter continues to be the most pressing concern.

He added that UN Agencies, including UNHCR, the World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) continue to increase assistance to help displaced families in affected areas.

Asked if the UN continues to relocate its sta, Haq confirmed that some staff had been relocated temporarily from Baghdad to Erbil and other places, whereas the UN Special Representative for Iraq Nickolay Mladenov and other critical staff will remain in Baghdad.


He noted, however, that earlier today Mladenov represented Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the 41st session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Council of Foreign Ministers held in Jeddah, and delivered a message on the "alarming deterioration" of the security situation in Iraq.

In that message, the Secretary-General said the "situation increases sectarian tensions in the region and it is imperative that acts of reprisal be avoided," calling on Iraqi leaders to come together and agree on "a set of inclusive political initiatives as well as a national security plan" to address the terrorist threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Haq recalled that Mladenov has repeatedly underscored the importance of an accelerated government formation process and the need for all communities to engage in the fight against terrorism.

 


Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)




  MENA News Headlines
 May 29 2016 - France to grant USD 75.5mn for Egyptian householdsMENAFN
(MENAFN) A USD 75.5mn grant from the French Development Agency (AFD) was confirmed by the cabinet in order to finance a mega-project in Egypt.Furthermore, the project plans to expand access to ...

 May 29 2016 - Reserved Modern Line SS 2016MENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Dubai, UAE, May 28, 2016:Created to combine trends and slight formalism, the Modern Line is a highlight in Reserved''s designer''s portfolio. This season it has been dominated by ...

 May 29 2016 - Omani Shipping Co. posts USD 180mn profitMENAFN
(MENAFN) Oman Shipping Co. (OSC) reported a USD 180mn profit in 2015, representing that this profit will be used to develop and expand the firm's business.Accordingly, the firms invest 20-30 percent ...

 May 29 2016 - Saudi, Qatar trade value touches USD 1.91bnMENAFN
(MENAFN) Qatar and Saudi Arabia are seeking to increase ties between them, in order to unfold new avenues of collaboration between both sides.Moreover, Qatar imports a number of items from Saudi ...

 May 29 2016 - FBC 70th badminton tournament concludesArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) The Filipino Badminton Committee in Kuwait (FBC) concluded its 70th Badminton Tournament on Friday at the Kuwait Disabled Sports Club in Hawally with veteran and amateur ...

 May 29 2016 - Gas producers in need of cash too for investmentsArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) The fall in oil prices since 2014 negatively impacted the financial condition of not only the oil companies but also the gas producers in the same way. Both are hungry for ...

 May 29 2016 - Fed rate hike likely appropriate in coming months: YellenArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) "It's appropriate " for the Fed to gradually and cautiously increase our overnight interest rate over time, and probably in the coming months such a move would be appropriate," ...

 May 29 2016 - Kuwait bourse ends in green volume soarsArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) ended last week in the green zone. The Price Index closed at 5,396.67 points, up by 1.36% from the week before closing, the Weighted Index increased ...

 May 29 2016 - Syria rebels under fire from IS militants and govt troopsArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) Islamic State militants entered a major Syrian opposition stronghold in the country's north on Saturday, clashing with rebels on the edges of the town as the extremist group ...

 May 29 2016 - Islamic State eyes on Euro '16Arab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) Islamic State militants have the Euro 2016 soccer tournament in their sights though there is no concrete evidence at the moment of an attack being planned, the head of Germany's ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help