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Syria: ‘Actions, not words’ needed to save lives in East Ghouta – UN humanitarian wing New York, Feb 28: Following Sunday’s military operations in Syria’s east Ghouta, which claimed 30 lives, including women and children, reliable reports indicate that fighting continued and that shelling between East Ghouta and Damascus was ongoing in both directions, the United Nations humanitarian wing reported Tuesday. 28-Feb-2018
In Cameroon, UN deputy aid chief urges assistance as insecurity deepens in Lake Chad basin New York, Feb 27: Amid growing insecurity in Lake Chad, a senior United Nations relief official on Monday said the international community and the Government of Cameroon must step up support for humanitarian action in the country, which is most affected by regionwide violence sparked by Boko Haram. 27-Feb-2018
Ivanka Trump concludes her South Korea visit, calls visit 'wonderful' Seoul, Feb 26: US President Donald Trump's daughter and senior White House advisor Ivanka Trump has concluded her South Korean visit. 26-Feb-2018
Asia-Pacific countries pledge women, girl’s empowerment at high-level UN forum New York, Feb 25: At a high-level United Nations regional consultation in Bangkok, senior government representatives from Asia and the Pacific committed to empower rural women and girls, to lift their standard of living and combat structural barriers impacting their human rights. 25-Feb-2018
Top UN officials urge stronger support for Syrians and host communities amid escalating violence New York, Feb 24: Senior United Nations officials on Friday called for greater support for Syrian refugees as well as the communities hosting them amid escalating violence in the war-torn country. 24-Feb-2018
Lack of funding for aid operations means ‘people will die’ in Central African Republic – UN official New York, Feb 23: A senior United Nations relief official is urging the international community to boost support for humanitarian efforts in crisis-gripped Central African Republic (CAR), where nearly half the population requires assistance. 23-Feb-2018
UN chief ‘deeply alarmed’ by escalating hostilities in Syria’s east Ghouta New York, Feb 22: Deeply alarmed by the escalating violence in Syria’s east Ghouta, the United Nations has reiterated a call for an end to hostilities so that the sick and wounded can be immediately evacuated and humanitarian aid deliveries can reach those in need. 22-Feb-2018
South-eastern DR Congo at risk of humanitarian disaster of ‘extraordinary proportions,’ warns UN refugee agency New York, Feb 21: Cautioning that the Tanganyika region in south-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo could be engulfed by a humanitarian disaster of “extraordinary proportions,” the United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday urged the Government to ensure protection of civilians. 21-Feb-2018
Syria: Government strikes kill dozens of civilians in Ghouta Damascus, Feb 20: Dozens of civilians have been killed by strikes conducted by Syrian forces in Eastern Ghouta area outside Damascus, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. 20-Feb-2018
UN chief extends condolences to people, Government of Iran in wake of tragic plane crash New York, Feb 19 : Deeply saddened to learn of the tragic airplane accident today near Yasuj, Iran, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has extended his heartfelt condolences to the country’s people and Government. 19-Feb-2018
Strategy in the blink of an eye, finds study New York, Feb 18: If a brief event in our surroundings is about to happen it is probably better not to blink during that moment. 17-Feb-2018
Korean nuclear crisis, Middle East quagmire eroding global security, UN chief tells Munich summit New York, Feb 17: A nuclear threat on the Korean Peninsula and a quagmire in the Middle East are “two qualitative changes” that further eroded global security over the past year, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told an annual conference on international security policy in Munich, Germany. 17-Feb-2018
Alarming gaps in reliable data leave 28 million uprooted children unprotected – UN New York, Feb 16: There are “alarming holes” in the availability, reliability, timeliness and accessibility of the data and evidence essential for understanding how children and their families are impacted by migration and forced displacement, United Nations agencies and their partners warned on Thursday. 16-Feb-2018
Causes of Rohingya refugee crisis originate in Myanmar; solutions must be found there, Security Council told New York, Feb 14: Nearly six months after an outbreak of violence drove almost 700,000 minority Rohingyas from Myanmar to seek safety in Bangladesh, senior United Nations officials on Tuesday said it is time to address the root causes – including decades of repression inside Myanmar – so those who fled feel safe enough to return to their homeland. 14-Feb-2018
Civilians in war-torn Yemen ‘under fire on all sides’ – UN rights chief New York, Feb 13: The situation in Taizz governorate – located in south-west Yemen – is of particular concern. 13-Feb-2018
Russian plane crashes near Moscow, 71 feared dead Moscow, Feb 11: All 71 people, who were travelling, are feared to have died after a Russian flight crashed outside Moscow on Sunday, media reports said. 11-Feb-2018
Syria: Life New York, Feb 10: Following reports that dozens of children have been killed in violence this week alone in Syria, a senior United Nations official on Friday stressed the need for unconditional evacuations of sick and wounded children from East Ghouta and other sieged areas. 10-Feb-2018
UN launches appeal to fund relief work in Nigeria's restive north-east New York, Feb 9: With the crisis in north-east Nigeria – a region devastated by the Boko Haram insurgency – into its ninth year, United Nations agencies together with humanitarian partners today launched a $1 billion appeal to fund life-saving and emergency assistance programmes in the region. 09-Feb-2018
UNICEF helping to restore health services for children and families returning to war-torn Mosul New York, Feb 8: Warning about the “alarming” state of Iraq’s healthcare system, especially in war-ravaged areas in and around Mosul, the United Nations children’s agency has stepped up its support to help the Government provide critical medical services so that children and families affected by violence and displacement can resume their lives. 08-Feb-2018
Canada: Truth will come out, says Patrick Brown on allegations of sexual harassment Toronto, Feb 7: Reacting to the allegations of sexual harassment leveled against him, resigned Ontario Progressive Conservative party leader Patrick Brown has recently said that truth will come out. 07-Feb-2018
World ‘failing to stop the war on children,’ says UNICEF Middle East, North Africa director New York, Feb 6: Describing January as “a dark month” in crisis-torn Middle East and North Africa, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) director for the region said Monday that the violence has had a devastating toll on children, who were being killed in ongoing conflicts or suicide attacks, or freezing to death as they fled active warzones. 06-Feb-2018
Pressure mounts on South African President Jacob Zuma to step down Cape Town, Feb 5: Amid talks with senior members of ANC party, pressure has started to grow on South President President Jacob Zuma, media reports said. 05-Feb-2018
USA: Amtrak train, freight train crash in South Carolina, 2 die New York, Feb 4: At least two people were killed and 50 others were injured after a Amtrak train en route from New York to Miami collided with a CSX freight train and derailed near Columbia, South Carolina, on Sunday media reports said. 04-Feb-2018
Security operations by Myanmar show ‘established pattern’ of domination over ethnic groups – UN expert New York, Feb 2: What Myanmar’s Government has claimed are military and security operations are “actually an established pattern” of domination and aggression against ethnic groups, the United Nations independent expert on the rights situation there said on Thursday, reporting on her visit to nearby countries, including Bangladesh, which is hosting nearly 900,000 Rohingya refugees. 02-Feb-2018
Conflicts and disasters forcing 59 million young people into illiteracy – UNICEF study New York, Feb 1: Nearly three in ten young people between the ages of 15 and 24 living in conflict- or disaster-affected countries are illiterate, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Wednesday, calling for greater investments in the education, particularly for the most disadvantaged children and youth. 01-Feb-2018
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