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U.N. calls on the West to open its borders to Syrians

U.N. refugee chief Antonio Guterres encouraged western ... reports. In a press conference Saturday, U.N. refugee chief Antonio Guterres called for “all borders to be open to Syrians and in particular to Syrian children.” Guterres added, “borders need ...

16/03/2014 - 06:00 - comment 1

UN High Commissioner for Refugees compares Syria to Rwanda, calls for more economic support

is rising at a rapid pace, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres told Al Arabiya’s New ... Guterres said. “Every single day 3000-5000 new Syrian refugees cross the border, it’s now relatively ... are closed, vital elements in daily life are not present and people have to flee,” Guterres added. When ...

02/10/2013 - 05:01 - comment 0

Syria on track to become the largest refugee population globally

U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres commented on instability in the Middle East region ... Guterres added in his separate comments that Syria had become the world’s largest exporter of refugees. Guterres made the remarks during an unofficial session held in New York on Tuesday, carried out upon ...

26/02/2014 - 06:00 - comment 0

Syrian refugees spark quota debate

While the openings in numbers are important, Antonio Guterres, the high commissioner for refugees, has ... put in place for effective development-related programs,” said Mr. Guterres, referencing ... refugee-saturated countries. The next step will be to start requests to finance programs, Mr. Guterres said, but “I ...

02/10/2013 - 09:45 - comment 0

Annan in ”deep shock” over the death of at least 25 Sudanese refugees in Cairo clashes

in a formal statement. High Commissioner Antonio Guterres also said the bloodshed was totally unjustified. ... “I am deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic events early today in Cairo,” Mr. Guterres said ...

18/05/2010 - 12:57 - comment 0

Socialist International: Israelis, Palestinians Need 'Direct Dialogue'

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres, told reporters after the council meeting that both sides needed ... to the violence and restore a situation of normalcy as soon as possible," Guterres said.  "We ...

19/05/2010 - 10:17 - comment 0

Lebanon now hosts over one million Syrian refugees

the highest concentration of refugees in recent history,” said UNHCR chief Antonio Guterres. The brutal ...

Editor's Choice - 11/08/2014 - 12:13 - comment 0

Amidst unmet pledges, Kuwait remains most generous donor to Syrians

Antonio Guterres said. “We know that this tragedy, together with the tragedy of the people displaced ... to the World Food Programme. Guterres’s office needs more than $1.6 billion to fund fully its operations ... more have crossed borders but not requested international assistance. Guterres pointed to the huge ...

14/04/2014 - 04:00 - comment 0

Angelina Jolie: Hollywood star pitches up in Syrian refugee camp

was accompanied by U.N. refugee chief Antonio Guterres and Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh.Guterres said ...

11/09/2012 - 12:02 - comment 1

Pictures: World Refugee Day 2013

solutions for them,” said UNHCR chief Antonio Guterres. According to the report, 55 percent of refugees ...

Slideshow - 20/06/2013 - 14:58 - comment 0