Tag: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Thousands Return to Ruins of Aleppo

Thousands of people are starting to return to formerly rebel-held east Aleppo despite freezing weather and destruction “beyond imagination”, a top U.N. official told Reuters from the Syrian city.

Iraq, Amriyat al-Fallujah : Displaced Iraqi boys stand on May 29, 2016 in front of a tent at a newly-opened camp in the government-held town of Amriyat al-Fallujah 50 kilometres (30 miles) southwest of Baghdad, which was set up to shelter people fleeing violence around the city of Fallujah. The Norwegian Refugee Council, which runs the camp in Amriyat al-Fallujah, says around 3,000 people have managed to flee the area and reach displacement camps since Iraqi forces launched an operation against the Islamic State a week ago. The biggest wave of arrivals so far was Saturday night and included mostly exhausted and hungry women and children. / AFP PHOTO / Jean Marc MOJON

UN: At Least 20,000 Children Trapped in Iraqi City of Fallujah

At least 20,000 children remain inside Fallujah, facing food and water shortages in addition to the extreme violence that has erupted as Iraqi forces, backed by the U.S. military and Iran-allied Shiite militias, fight to retake the Iraqi city from the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), reveals a component of the United Nations.