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Drought threatens 1.5 million Somalis; UN health agency scales up response New York, Feb 28: Less than half of the people in Somalia have access to basic health services, the United Nations health agency on Monday said, announcing that it is scaling up its response in the country amid a severe drought and worsening food crisis. 28-Feb-2017
UN Security Council calls for immediate investigation into recent violence in DR Congo New York, Feb 26: The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the recent spate of violence in the south-central Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), calling on the Government to “immediately dispatch a credible and impartial investigation.” 27-Feb-2017
UN reports more than 300 migrant deaths on Mediterranean crossing in first two months of 2017 New York, Feb 25: An estimated 366 migrants died at sea during their Mediterranean journey to Europe in the first 53 days of 2017, down from 425 of the comparable period of last year, the United Nations migration agency said on Friday. 25-Feb-2017
Perpetrators of recent terrorist attack in Iraq must be held accountable – UN Security Council New York, Feb 24: Condemning, in the strongest terms, the terrorist attack on 16 February in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, the United Nations Security Council underlined the need to bring the perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of such reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice. 24-Feb-2017
Central African Republic: Four UN peacekeepers wounded in ambush by armed group New York, Feb 23: The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic has reported that its troops on patrol were ambushed yesterday outside of Ippy in Ouaka prefecture. 23-Feb-2017
'Time running out' for 1.4 million children in 'man-made' crises in Africa, Yemen – UNICEF New York, Feb 22: Almost 1.4 million children are at imminent risk of death due to severe acute malnutrition this year, as famine threatens in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, warned the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), urging prompt action to save them. 22-Feb-2017
UN Security Council condemns latest terrorist attack in Mogadishu New York, Feb 21: Strongly condemning the latest deadly terrorist attack in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, the United Nations Security Council on Monday reiterated that its determination to support peace, security and development in the long-troubled country would not be swayed by this, or any other such attack. 21-Feb-2017
UN, international organizations condemn attacks on civilians in parts of Central African Republic New York, Feb 20: Voicing deep concern over the security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR), in particular in the Ouaka and Hautte-Kotto prefectures, the United Nations together with the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), the African Union (AU), the Organization of La Francophonie (IOF) and the European Union (EU) have condemned the acts of violence by armed groups that have exasperated an already alarming humanitarian situation. 20-Feb-2017
At Munich Security Conference, UN chief Guterres highlights need for 'a surge in diplomacy for peace' New York, Feb 19: Highlighting the complex and interlinked challenges confronting the global community that also compound the suffering of the most vulnerable, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for a boost in preventive diplomacy and mediation efforts, as well as for a strategy to address root causes of such conflicts in the world. 19-Feb-2017
Global heat melts Arctic and Antarctic sea ice to record lows – UN agency New York, Feb 18: It should be winter on the Arctic pole – the northern most point in the world – but the equivalent of heatwaves have passed over the region this season melting the sea ice volume to a record low in January, the United Nations meteorological agency said. 18-Feb-2017
US: Donald Trump signs new resolution to help coal workers Washington, Feb 17: United States President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a new resolution to help American coal workers, an official release said. 17-Feb-2017
UN emergency food agency to feed some 220,000 people in conflict-affected Ukraine New York, Feb 13: Access to food is becoming harder in eastern Ukraine as prices are outpacing incomes, the United Nations emergency food agency on Wednesday said, warning that without longer-term intervention, more people will need humanitarian aid in the months and years to come. 16-Feb-2017
Drought drives food price spike in East Africa, UN warns New York, Feb 15: East Africa’s ongoing drought has sharply curbed harvests and drive up the prices of cereals and other staple foods to unusually high levels, posing a heavy burden to households and special risks for pastoralists in the region, the United Nations agricultural agency said on Tuesday. 15-Feb-2017
UN and partners launch muliti-year appeal for DR Congo New York, Feb 14: The United Nations and humanitarian partners in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have appealed for nearly $750 million to aid 6.7 million people this year. 14-Feb-2017
UN chief Guterres engages in 'constructive' discussions on Yemen, Libya with Saudi Foreign Minister New York, Feb 13: Visiting Saudi Arabia, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Sunday that he and the Arab country's foreign minister had “very important and very constructive discussions” on the possible future political solutions for Yemen and Libya. 13-Feb-2017
'The world needs science and science needs women,' UN says on International Day New York, Feb 12: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday urged greater investments in teaching science, technology, engineering and math to all women and girls as well as equal access to these opportunities. 12-Feb-2017
Haiti: Peacekeeping chief points to changes in mandate of UN mission New York, Feb 11: While the security situation in Haiti is “not perfect,” solid progress has been made over the past few years, the head of United Nations peacekeeping operations has said, stressing that the Organization is considering a change in the mandate of the UN Stabilization Mission in the island nation, known as MINUSTAH. 11-Feb-2017
Central African Republic: Senior UN official condemns armed, forceful entry into hospital New York, Feb 10: Denouncing forceful entry by armed individuals into a hospital in the Central African Republic's restive PK5 neighbourhood with the intention to kill some of the patients, a senior United Nations humanitarian official has emphasized that such incidents are in violation of the international humanitarian law. 10-Feb-2017
Colombia: UN chief Guterres welcomes start of peace talks with ELN New York, Feb 9: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed yesterday’s launch of formal peace talks between the Government of Colombia and the National Liberation Army (ELN) in Ecuador’s capital, Quito, his spokesperson said on Wednesday in a statement. 09-Feb-2017
Haitian Government, UN and partners launch two-year plan aimed at saving lives, building resilience New York, Feb 8: The United Nations together with relief organizations in Haiti have launched a two-year, $291 million response plan with the Government to reach more than 2.4 million people across the island that was struck by a devastating hurricane last October. 08-Feb-2017
Syria: UN provides emergency water around Aleppo, as 1.8 million cut off from water supply New York, Feb 7: The United Nations on Monday voiced grave concern about nearly two million Syrians in the area of Aleppo who have been without water for almost a month, as UN agencies are helping to provide emergency access to some of the people in need. 06-Feb-2017
Ontario to provide life-saving treatment to sick kids affected by US travel ban Toronto, Feb 6: Ontario has been arranging to provide critical health care to children who were denied life-saving surgeries in America due to the U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban last week. 06-Feb-2017
Civilians face ‘dire’ situation amid ongoing hostilities in eastern Ukraine, UN warns New York, Feb 4: An immediate pause in fighting is needed in Ukraine to prevent more people dying and repair essential services, the United Nations human rights office said on Friday following another night of shelling in the east of the country. 04-Feb-2017
With more people sedentary, UN health agency urges everyone to get moving New York, Feb 2: Not enough exercise contributes to cancer, diabetes, depression and other non-communicable diseases, according to the United Nations health agency, which is urging people to get up and get active. 02-Feb-2017
Ukraine: UN ‘gravely concerned’ by deteriorating situation as violence flares in Donetsk New York, Feb 1: Amid outburst of violence in Ukraine, the United Nations Security Council and the top humanitarian official there expressed grave concern on Tuesday about the “dangerous deterioration” of the situation in the country’s eastern region and its severe impact on the local civilian population. 01-Feb-2017
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