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Statement by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on the situation in South West Syria

I am gravely concerned for the civilian population caught in the crossfire in South West Syria, including airstrikes and heavy shelling. An estimated 750,000 lives are in danger. More than 320,000 people are now displaced and most are living in dire...

Data exchanges: Strengthening Europol cooperation with non-EU countries

MEPs stress need for personal data safeguards ahead of talks with eight non-EU countries to strengthen cooperation with Europol.

The aim of strengthening cooperation is to prevent and combat terrorism and organized crime, and to better address...

UN officials call for an end to West Bank demolitions and respect for international law

On July 5, the Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Jamie McGoldrick, the Head of West Bank Operations for UNRWA, Mr. Scott Anderson, and the Head of the UN Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr. James Heenan, expressed serious concern over...

Walesa Urges Poles to Vote Out Right-Wing Government

Protests against a new law forcing more than a third of Supreme Court justices to step down continued across Poland Wednesday.

Nobel Prize-winning Solidarity founder Lech Walesa was among the marchers in Warsaw. He told a cheering crowd outside...