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Some 70 per cent of the over one million Syrian refugees in Lebanon now live below the Lebanese extreme poverty line, a big rise over 2014, and food insecurity is mounting, the United Nations reported yesterday.
The global refugee crisis is so great that the UNHCR and other UN agencies and their partners say they are struggling to meet all the humanitarian needs they face.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees has urged the European Union to speed up the formulation of an adequate collective response to the migrant crisis.
The UN refugee agency is assisting refugees and migrants amid chaotic scenes over the weekend as thousands of people tried to cross into Macedonia from the Greek border.
The UN has called for the Greek government to strengthen migrant reception facilities and for Europe to bolster humanitarian coordination.
A UN-appointed commission has warned that the situation in Eritrea can no longer be ignored and calls on the UNHCR to maintain scrutiny on human rights abuses in the country.
The international community must intensify efforts to provide regular and safe avenues of migration and access to protection, says UN chief Ban Ki-moon.
Christian Aid partners are preparing to assist civilians caught up in the political unrest in Burundi.
Amid reports of political upheaval in Burundi, the UN Secretary-General has called for calm and restraint and urged the country's leaders to preserve peace and stability.
The head of the UN refugee agency says the latest shipwreck in which hundreds of refugees are feared drowned, demands a "robust" rescue-at-sea mechanism.
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