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Impressive African health gains at risk from changing trends: WHO report New York, Aug 31: Life expectancy across Africa has improved significantly, says a new United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) report released on Thursday, but national health systems must be improved to ensure that services get to the people who need them most. 31-Aug-2018
Half the world’s refugee children not in school, UN agency finds New York, Aug 30: With more and more children forced to leave their homes, over half of the world’s school-aged refugees are now out of education, the United Nations refugee agency said in a new report released on Wednesday. 30-Aug-2018
Iran: Magnitude 6 earthquake kills at least 2, injures over 300 Tehran, Aug 27: A magnitude 6 earthquake killed at least two people, after it struck Iran on Sunday, reports said. 27-Aug-2018
UN condemns attack that leaves one ‘blue helmet’ dead in Central African Republic New York: Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the attack on 23 August by presumed anti-Balaka elements on the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) in which one peacekeeper from Burundi was killed. 26-Aug-2018
UN agency chiefs condemn Saudi-coalition led air strike that killed dozens in western Yemen New York, Aug 25 (IBNS): The UN humanitarian chief, Mark Lowcock, and the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Henrietta Fore, have condemned the deadly air strike in Hudaydah governorate, in western Yemen, that killed at least 26 children and four women on Thursday. 25-Aug-2018
London tube station shooting leaves three injured London, Aug 21: At least three people were injured in a shooting incident which took place outside an underground station in London on Monday, the police said. 21-Aug-2018
Pope Francis prays for Kerala, urges the international community to help victims Vatican City, Aug 20: Pope Francis on Sunday described the current flood situation in Kerala as a 'great calamity' and urged the international community to provide 'concrete support' to the victims of the Indian state. 20-Aug-2018
‘Unconscionable’ to kill aid workers, civilians: UN Emergency Coordinator New York, Aug 18: Remembering all the humanitarians killed in the line of duty just ahead of World Humanitarian Day, the United Nations relief chief on Friday, renewed the call for civilians and aid workers everywhere to be better protected. 18-Aug-2018
‘Step backwards’ for Bosnia’s autonomous Serb region as assembly reneges on Srebrenica genocide report New York, Aug 17: The Republika Srpska National Assembly in Bosnia and Herzegovina drew concern from the top United Nations expert on the Prevention of Genocide on Thursday, over its decision this week to revoke its endorsement of the 2004 Srebrenica Commission Report acknowledging genocide during the Bosnian war of the 1990s. 17-Aug-2018
‘Defend the people, not the States’, says outgoing UN human rights chief New York, Aug 16: For four years, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, has been taking governments across the world to task, exposing human rights violations and robustly advocating for the rights of victims. 16-Aug-2018
Militias force nearly 2,000 to leave Libyan capital’s largest shelter for internally-displaced: UNHCR New York, Aug 15: Libyan militias have forced nearly 2,000 people from an ethnic minority likely targeted for their alleged links to the former Gadaffi Government, to flee long-established shelters in the capital Tripoli, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday. 15-Aug-2018
UNICEF appeals for end to ‘war on children’ in Syria and Yemen New York, Aug 14: Attacks against children caught in the conflicts in Syria and Yemen must stop, the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, appealed on Monday. 14-Aug-2018
Manchester shooting leaves 10 injured London, Aug 13: At least 10 people were injured in a shooting in the Moss Side area of Manchester on Sunday, police said on Monday. 13-Aug-2018
Yemen bus attack just the latest outrage against civilians: UN agencies New York, Aug 11: An air strike on a busy market area in Yemen that reportedly killed scores of people including more than 20 children on a bus, is likely the worst attack on youngsters in the conflict so far, and the latest in a recent spate of violence targeting civilians, UN agencies said on Friday. 11-Aug-2018
Millions at risk if Syria’s war moves to last redoubt of Idlib, warns senior aid official New York, Aug 10: Aid access to embattled Syrians may soon improve following recent military gains by the Government, but the war “cannot be allowed to go to Idlib”, the head of the UN’s Humanitarian Task Force said on Thursday. 10-Aug-2018
‘Immense’ needs of migrants making perilous journey between Yemen and Horn of Africa prompts $45 million UN migration agency appeal New York, Aug 8: As conflicts and natural disasters have sharply deteriorated living conditions in the Horn of Africa and Yemen, more and more people have been crossing the Gulf of Aden in both directions, leading the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to appeal for $45 million to provide critical aid to 81,000 people over three years. 08-Aug-2018
UN development agency provides lifeline to Gaza lifeguards, in bid to keep workers from debtors’ prison New York: If Bilal Bashir, a Palestinian fisherman and lifeguard living on the coast of the Gaza Strip, does not get work over the summer months, he risks being sent to debtors’ prison. 07-Aug-2018
Indonesia: Lombok Island earthquake kills 82 Jakarta, Aug 6: At least 82 people were killed as a powerful quake measuring 6.9 on the Richter Scale hit Indonesian Island of Lombok, media reports said on Monday. 06-Aug-2018
Nigeria: Wanted Boko Haram commander nabbed Abuja, Aug 5: The Nigerian Army on Sunday said a wanted Boko Haram commander has been nabbed by them, media reports said. 05-Aug-2018
‘Economy is society’s servant, not its master,’ say UN rights experts, urging Brazil to put human rights before austerity New York, Aug 4: Marginalized groups suffer unduly harsh consequences due to Brazil’s economic policies of austerity, prompting United Nations rights experts to urge the Government to instead prioritize human rights. 04-Aug-2018
UN to convene Yemen talks early next month in Geneva, envoy tells Security Council New York, Aug 3: The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen announced on Thursday that after two years of stalled talks on resolving the crisis in the country, he plans to invite the warring parties to Geneva on 6 September for a round of peace consultations. 03-Aug-2018
UN officials call for children’s rights to be respected in Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel New York, Aug 2: Children’s rights continue to be violated in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and Israel, according to three leading UN officials in the region who on Wednesday called on all parties responsible to take concrete and immediate steps to “allow children to live free of fear and to realize all their rights”. 02-Aug-2018
When it comes to breastfeeding, ‘timing is everything’ in saving newborn lives – UNICEF chief New York, Aug 1: Three-in-five babies, mostly born in low- and middle-income countries, are not breastfed within the first hour of life, placing them at higher risk of death and disease, according to a new United Nations report launched on Tuesday. 01-Aug-2018
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