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Antonio Guterres

As Refugee Tide Mounts, No One Is in Control

António Guterres | Posted 08.27.2015 | World
António Guterres

LONDON -- We live in a period in which we no longer have a unipolar or bipolar world, we don't even have a multipolar world; it's kind of a chaotic world where power relations have become unclear. When power relations are unclear, impunity and unpredictability tend to prosper. That, I believe, is the reality behind the high levels of displacement that are taking place in today's world.

People Must Respond to the Humanitarian Crisis In Syria: No Time to Wait for Governments

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.08.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

Some 12.2 million people, more than half of the population, are estimated to need humanitarian assistance. A similar number have been displaced -- between 6.5 million and 7.8 million -- within Syria, and three to four million have been displaced on to neighboring states.

UN: Syrian Refugees Surpass 3 Million

Reuters | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 10.28.2014 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Three million Syrian refugees will have registered in neighboring countries as of Friday, but many ...

UN: Syria Refugee Crisis 'On The Verge Of The Abyss'

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 08.28.2013 | World

BAGHDAD -- The head of the United Nations refugee agency warned Tuesday that Syria could be on the "verge of the abyss" as aid workers brace for a lik...

Joshua Hersh

Antonio Guterres, UN Refugee Chief: Syrian Crisis Spillover Into Lebanon Would Be 'Existential Threat'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.22.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- The worst possible fallout from the ongoing crisis in Syria would be for the crisis to reach into the neighboring country of Lebanon, th...

European Financial Chiefs Stress The Positive At World Economic Forum

AP | NIKO PRICE and PAN PYLAS | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business

DAVOS, Switzerland — Leading finance chiefs sought to reassure anxious global business leaders on Friday that Europe is on track to solve its cr...

UN Refugee Agency Applauds U.S. Government's Pledges

Charity Tooze | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Charity Tooze

Secretary Clinton's attendance at the conference is testament to the United States' leadership and commitment to protection of and humanitarian assistance to refugees, stateless, and other vulnerable people worldwide.

East Africa Famine Will Get Worse: UN Official

AP | Posted 11.01.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya -- A top U.N. official says the famine in East Africa will worsen in coming months but that he hopes aid agencies will be able to reach...