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Violence and displacement in Ebola-hit DR Congo threatens humanitarian response New York, Sept 29: Increasing violence in Ebola-affected areas of north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) threatens the safety of tens of thousands of people there, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, said on Friday. 29-Sep-2018
South Sudan: amid security challenges, aid workers delivering ‘against the odds’ New York, Sept 26: Mayen is South Sudanese. He was forced to flee his home when the conflict started in 2013. Five years later, his voice is resonating in one of the conference rooms of United Nations Headquarters in New York, on the margins of the 73rd General Assembly. 26-Sep-2018
Yemen: Tackling the world’s largest humanitarian crisis New York, Sept 25: With three-quarters of the population requiring some form of basic assistance to survive, the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, now in its fourth year, has reached unprecedented levels of need. On Monday, ahead of the United Nation’s 73rd General Assembly high-level debate, a special event will focus on the humanitarian response across the country, its major achievements and its daily challenges, in an attempt to galvanize more international support. 25-Sep-2018
UN chief “alarmed” by violations of UN-backed ceasefire in Libya New York, Sept 23: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres stated on Friday that he is “alarmed by the increasing number of violations of the ceasefire” in the capital of Libya, Tripoli, which has led to the death of dozens of civilians. 23-Sep-2018
Vulnerable children face ‘dire and dangerous’ situation on Greek island reception centres, UNICEF warns New York, Sept 22: Overcrowding in Greek island reception centres for refugees and migrants has made conditions for children there increasingly “dire and dangerous”, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday, warning that “severe emotional distress” affects many and that self-harm is a “possibility”. 22-Sep-2018
Globally, youth are the largest poverty-stricken group, says new UN report New York, Sept 21: Half of all people living in poverty are younger than 18 years old, according to estimates from a new report released on Thursday by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and partners. 21-Sep-2018
Agreement over buffer zone to spare civilians in Syria’s Idlib welcomed by top UN officials New York, Sept 19: The agreement between Turkey and Russia to create a demilitarized buffer zone protecting civilians living in Idlib, Syria, has been welcomed by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and the world body’s humanitarian chief, who called on all warring parties and countries supporting them to make it effective. 19-Sep-2018
Senior UN official calls on Israel to stop demolition of Palestinian village in the West Bank New York, Sept 18: The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, expressed concern on Monday “at the intention of the Israeli authorities to demolish the Bedouin village of Khan Al-Ahmar/Abu Al-Helu” in the West Bank, where 181 Palestinians currently live, more than half of whom are children. 18-Sep-2018
‘Shadow’ of persistent inequality is growing, key UN human development report reveals New York, Sept: While health, education, and income levels have improved overall across the globe, “wide inequalities” both among and within countries, are casting a shadow on sustained human development, a new United Nations report shows. 15-Sep-2018
Security Council extends mandates of UN peace operations in Libya, Colombia through next September New York, Sept 14: By unanimous agreement on Thursday, the Security Council extended the mandates of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the Organization’s Verification Mission in Colombia. 14-Sep-2018
‘Collective endeavour’ needed to strengthen peacekeeping further, says top UN official New York, Sept 13: Highlighting complex and evolving challenges, the head of UN peacekeeping on Wednesday called for heightened vigilance and a more robust response to existential threats against both peacekeepers and those they strive to defend. 13-Sep-2018
Hunger reached ‘alarming’ ten-year high in 2017, according to latest UN report New York, Sept 12: With food deprivation on the rise due to conflict and climate change, more people went hungry in 2017 than at any time in the previous decade, according to the latest edition of the UN’s annual multi-agency flagship report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World. 12-Sep-2018
‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ clean-up project launches trial run: UN Environment New York, Sept 11: A trial run of an innovative system designed to clean up the world’s seas and oceans, founded by UN Environment Programme (UNEP) “Champion of the Earth” laureate Boyan Slat, has set off from San Francisco, in a bid to begin the removal of the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch. 11-Sep-2018
Madagascar: UN Secretary-General reaffirms support for electoral process New York, Sept 10: The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, has welcomed the appointment on 7 September of Rivo Rakotovao, President of the Madagascar Senate, as acting president of the country. 10-Sep-2018
‘Children’s crisis’ in South Sudan must be addressed, says top UN official calling for real accountability New York, Sept 8: Virginia Gamba, the United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, on Friday called for much greater accountability and effort, to prevent grave violations against children across the world’s youngest nation, South Sudan. 08-Sep-2018
Iraq milestone: Some four million people return home, displacement drops to four-year low New York, Sept 6: For the first time in nearly four years, the number of displaced Iraqis has fallen below two million, according to a new report released on Tuesday by the United Nations migration agency. 06-Sep-2018
Ceasefire agreement reached in Libyan capital, announces UN mission New York, Sept 5: An agreement on a ceasefire in Tripoli has been reached under the auspices of Ghassan Salame, the top United Nations official in Libya, the Organization’s Support Mission in the country, UNSMIL, has announced. 05-Sep-2018
Progress made but Lake Chad crisis is not over, says UN relief chief, urging greater support for region New York, Sept 4: Despite improvements in the humanitarian situation in the Lake Chad region, millions continue to remain dependent on lifesaving assistance, the top United Nations relief official said on Monday, urging greater international support for the region to safeguard the progress achieved. 04-Sep-2018
Brazil: Massive fire destroys National Museum Rio de Janeiro, Sept 3: A fire broke out at the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro which left the 200-year-old structure destroyed, media reports said on Monday. 03-Sep-2018
Mauritania: UN chief urges peaceful, credible elections New York, Sept 2: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on all parties in Mauritania to ensure peaceful and credible elections as the country holds legislative, regional and municipal polls on Saturday. 02-Sep-2018
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