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South Sudan: UN urges all sides to cease hostilities; regional force starts to arrive New York, Apr 30: Disturbed by the escalation of violence and subsequent suffering of civilians in South Sudan as a result of the recent government offensive, the United Nations today urged the Government and other warring parties to cease hostilities, uphold their responsibility to protect civilians. 30-Apr-2017
Returning from Mali, senior UN relief official spotlights country's complex challenges New York, Apr 29: Concluding a three-day mission to Mali, a senior United Nations relief official has underlined the need to keep the humanitarian needs of its people in the international spotlight. 29-Apr-2017
Chernobyl 31 years on: International cooperation still needed to address consequences, says UN New York, Apr 27: The United Nations on Wednesday commemorated the International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day recalling the devastating explosion of 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant which spewed radioactive material to an area stretching 155,000 square kilometres across Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. 27-Apr-2017
UN agency and Chinese bike-share firm team up to raise awareness about climate change New York, Apr 26: The United Nations development agency is teaming up with ofo, a China-based bike sharing platform, to raise public awareness about climate change, it was announced on Tuesday. 26-Apr-2017
UN calls for probe and accountability following possible landmine blast in eastern Ukraine New York, Apr 25: The United Nations on Monday called for an investigation into a possible landmine explosion in eastern Ukraine after a member of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission was killed and two others were injured. 25-Apr-2017
Accountability for rights abuses in South Sudan 'more important than ever,' says senior UN official New York, Apr 24: A lack of accountability for crimes perpetrated during the ongoing conflict in South Sudan remains one of the country's “biggest challenges,” the Human Rights Director for the United Nations Mission (UNMISS) said on Sunday as he wrapped up a visit to the north-western Wau region. 24-Apr-2017
UN and World Bank sign new partnership to build resilience for the most vulnerable New York, Apr 23: Building resilience for the world's most vulnerable people by reducing poverty, promoting shared prosperity, enhancing food security, and sustaining peace in crisis-affected situations will be the focus of a new partnership framework agreed by the United Nations and World Bank. 23-Apr-2017
UN food relief agency air-lifts food, medical supplies to 31,000 famine-stricken Somalis New York, Apr 22: As the drought intensifies in south and north-eastern Somalia, the United Nations emergency food relief agency on Friday airlifted to Mogadishu enough high-energy biscuits to assist 31,000 people for three days. 22-Apr-2017
Venezuela: UN urges all efforts be made to lower tensions in Venezuela New York, Apr 21: The United Nations on Thursday expressed concern about the latest developments in Venezuela, calling on the Government and the opposition to address the country’s challenges for the benefit of the people. 21-Apr-2017
Senior UN official in South Sudan warns women and girls face ‘extremely high risk’ of sexual assault risk New York, Apr 20: Without peace in South Sudan, millions of people will go hungry and millions of women and girls could be raped as they try to go about their daily lives, including as they search for food, a senior United Nations official today warned. 20-Apr-2017
UN blue helmets and Malian forces targeted in ‘cowardly’ terrorist attacks New York, Apr 19: The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali on Tuesday strongly condemned the “cowardly” attacks that took place against its personnel as well as members of the national armed forces, and voiced deep concern at ongoing insecurity in the northern and central parts of the country. 19-Apr-2017
Scale of civilians fleeing Iraq's Mosul 'staggering' – senior UN relief official New York, Apr 17: Noting that nearly half a million people have fled Mosul since the start of military operations to retake the city from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) terrorists, a senior United Nations humanitarian official in Iraq warned that the scale of the displacement has stretched relief efforts to their “operational limits”. 18-Apr-2017
US: Police search for man who live-streamed murder on Facebook Cleveland (Ohio), April 17 : The police are searching for a suspect who has allegedly killed an elderly man in the US state of Ohio. 17-Apr-2017
UN Mission calls for restraint as violence erupts in a number of places across South Sudan New York, Apr 15: A senior United Nations official in South Sudan has called for restraint and underlined the need to ensure the protection of civilians as fresh fighting has erupted between Government and opposition forces in a number of locations across the country. 16-Apr-2017
UN food relief agency 'outraged and heartbroken' by killing of three workers in South Sudan city New York, Apr 15: Expressing “horror” at the killing of three workers contracted by its office in Wau, South Sudan, during violence that wracked the city earlier this week, the United Nations emergency food relief agency has called on the authorities to bring those responsible for the “unspeakable violence” to justice. 15-Apr-2017
Famine looms for millions; UN Member States urged to 'dig deep into reserves of common humanity' New York, Apr 14: Senior United Nations officials on Thursday refocused the spotlight on Secretary-General António Guterres’ mid-February 'call to action' on behalf of some 20 million people across four countries that now face the risk of famine. 14-Apr-2017
UN agencies welcome EU policy to protect migrant and refugee children New York, Apr 13: New policy guidance from the European Commission aimed at improving the protection of migrant and refugee children has been welcomed by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the UN refugee agency. 13-Apr-2017
Haiti: Recent political advances set stage to address pressing challenges, says UN envoy New York, Apr 12: Highlighting improvements in Haiti’s political situation, including the recent elections and opportunities to address longstanding disputes, the senior United Nations official in the island nation has urged the international community to continue its partnership with Haiti and its people to help consolidate the gains achieved. 12-Apr-2017
UN refugee agency urges EU States to suspend transfers of asylum-seekers to Hungary New York, Apr 11: The United Nations refugee agency on Monday called on European Union (EU) members to temporarily suspend returns of asylum-seekers to Hungary, concerned about the country’s new policy of detaining migrants at the border or expelling those not holding the proper papers. 11-Apr-2017
Egypt: President al-Sisi declares emergency after attacks kill at least 44 people Cairo, Apr 10: Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has declared a state of emergency in the country following attacks on Coptic Christians on Sunday, reports said. 10-Apr-2017
Egypt: Two blasts target churches, 36 killed Cairo, Apr 9: At least 36 people were killed as two blasts rocked two churches in Egypt on Sunday, media reports said. 09-Apr-2017
'Horrible attack' in South Sudan town sends thousands fleeing across border – UN refugee agency New York, Apr 7: Host communities and aid agencies in Uganda are struggling to feed and shelter new refugees who have been displaced following a spike in violence in parts of neighbouring South Sudan's Eastern Equatoria province, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday. 08-Apr-2017
Sweden: Truck drives into crowd in Stockholm, 3 killed Stockholm, Apr 7: Joining the lists of recent attacks in various parts of the world, a truck with high speed drove into the crowd in the streets of central Stockholm leading to the death of at least 3 people and injuring several others, on Friday, media reports. 07-Apr-2017
Donors pledge $9.7 billion to help support future of war-torn Syria at UN-backed conference New York, Apr 6: Forty-one donors on Wednesday pledged a combined $6 billion for critical humanitarian programmes in 2017 and another $3.7 billion for 2018 for the people of Syria reeling under a devastating conflict since 2011 at a United Nations-supported conference in the Belgian capital, Brussels. 06-Apr-2017
Syria: UN chief ‘deeply disturbed’ by reports of alleged chemical attack; OPCW investigating New York, Apr 5: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday said that he is “deeply disturbed” by reports of alleged use of chemical weapons in an airstrike in the Khan Shaykhun area of southern Idlib, Syria. 05-Apr-2017
Those responsible for St. Petersburg metro attack must be held accountable – UN chief Guterres New York, Apr 4: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned on Monday’s explosion on the metro in Russia’s second largest city of St. Petersburg and underlined need to bring those responsible to justice. 04-Apr-2017
Russia: St Petersburg metro explosions kills 10 Moscow, Apr 3: At least 10 people have been killed as explosion rocked inside a metro train at the Sennaya Square station in St. Petersburg, Russian media reports said. 03-Apr-2017
193 people die as three rivers overflow in Columbia Columbia, Apr 2: At least 193 people died as an avalanche of water from three overflowing rivers flooded a small city in Colombia in the US, media reports said. 02-Apr-2017
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