Congo’s Catholic nun Sister Angélique receives Nansen Refugee Prize

Congo’s Catholic nun Sister Angélique receives Nansen Refugee Prize

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: Bringing a window of optimism and confidence to displaced women and girls who have suffered greatly under war and conflict in the rural northeast region of the DRC – Democratic Republic of the Congo, a 46-year-old Roman Catholic nun named Sister Angélique Namaika has been chosen […]

16 Days of Activism: UNHCR pledges new work to end violence against women

16 Days of Activism: UNHCR pledges new work to end violence against women

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNHCR) Geneva, SWITZERLAND: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres on Friday reaffirmed his agency’s commitment to the prevention of violence against displaced women and girls while stressing the scale of the problem and pledging a new initiative in 2012 to address it. “We have a long way to go,” he told […]

Syrian refugee accounts ‘horrific’ says celebrity advocate Angelina Jolie

Syrian refugee accounts ‘horrific’ says celebrity advocate Angelina Jolie

Mark Snowiss – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Zaatari refugee camp, Mafraq, JORDAN: The United Nations says the number of refugees who have fled Syria has reached more than 250,000, calling the humanitarian problems sparked by the conflict “our biggest crisis.” The U.N. refugee agency said Tuesday there are more than 85,000 Syrians registered in Jordan, nearly […]