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Security Council urged to help spare Syrians from ‘devastation’ New York, Nov: An escalation in fighting across northern Syria illustrates the “fragility” of the situation in the war-torn region, a senior UN humanitarian official said on Thursday, urging sustained international efforts to protect millions trapped there, from “devastation.” 30-Nov-2018
Negotiated two-State solution still ‘the only option’ for Palestine: Guterres New York, Nov 29: A two-State solution where Israel and Palestine live side-by-side as sovereign nations is still “the only option” for lasting peace, and “containing the situation is not sufficient,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday, marking the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. 29-Nov-2018
Better housing means better health and well-being, stress new WHO guidelines New York, Nov 28: The World Health Organization (WHO) issued new guidelines on Tuesday, highlighting that better homes, invariably lead to better standards of health and overall well-being. 28-Nov-2018
Somalia: UN mission head condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Mogadishu, Galkayo New York, Nov 27: The top United Nations official in Somalia has “strongly condemned” terrorist attacks in the north-central city of Galkayo and in the Somali capital on Monday, which left a prominent cleric and a number of other civilians dead. 27-Nov-2018
Violence against women a ‘mark of shame’ on our societies, says UN chief on World Day New York, Nov 26: Violence against women and girls is not only a fundamental human rights issue but also a “moral affront” against them and a “mark of shame” on all societies, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has said, calling greater action by everyone around the world to root out the scourge. 26-Nov-2018
Toxic gas attack in Syria leaves over 100 people hospitalised Aleppo, Nov 25: At least 107 people were hospitalised after a toxic gas attack hit government-controlled city of Aleppo in Syria, local media reports said on Sunday. 25-Nov-2018
Respect people’s peaceful assembly and fair trail rights, UN human rights wing urges Nicaragua New York, Nov 24: Nicaragua must respect the rights to free opinion and expression and to peaceful assembly, the United Nations human rights wing said on Friday, amid reports that authorities are continuing to criminalize legitimate actions of social leaders and others associated with protests that erupted in the country earlier this year. 24-Nov-2018
Top UN officials sound alarm as Yemen fighting nears vital hospital in port city of Hudaydah New York, Nov 23: As fighting in Yemen edges closer to the main healthcare practice in the port city of Hudaydah, the head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) joined the world body’s humanitarian chief on Thursday to urge the warring parties not to target or occupy any civilian sites – including Al Thawrah Hospital. 23-Nov-2018
UN police officer recognized for protecting vulnerable Somali women from abuse New York, Nov 22: United Nations Police Officer Phyllis Osei has been awarded the 2018 UN Female Police Officer Award, in recognition for her outstanding work with the UN Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), at a ceremony in New York on Monday. 22-Nov-2018
UN migration agency builds temporary safe havens to shelter Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh New York, Nov 21: The United Nations migration agency said on Tuesday that it has upgraded structures in Bangladesh’s Rohingya refugee camps as temporary accommodations for emergency situations. 21-Nov-2018
Conflict and inequality shape children’s lives in Iraq; UNICEF urges ‘right policies’ for protection New York, Nov 20: Conflict and inequality remain the defining features of children being raised in Iraq today, according to the first comprehensive survey conducted by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in seven years. 20-Nov-2018
Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn arrested over 'misconduct' Tokyo, Nov 19: In a significant development, automaker Nissan's chairman Carlos Ghosn has been arrested over claims of financial misconduct, reports said on Monday. 19-Nov-2018
Rotherham sex abuse: Six men jailed London, Nov 18: The Sheffield Crown Court Sheffield Crown Court on Nov 16 sentenced six British men of Pakistani origin to a total of 101 years in jail for exploiting young girls in Rotherham who were gang-raped and abused by them, media reports said. 18-Nov-2018
UN condemns Syrian 'war on children' as up to 30 reportedly killed in clashes New York, Nov 17 (IBNS): The UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has expressed alarm at reports that up to 30 children have been killed during recent violence in Al Shafa village, in eastern Syria. 17-Nov-2018
Ukraine: Temperatures plunge amid rising humanitarian needs New York, Nov 16: Amidst an ongoing active conflict that seems to have fallen off the international community’s radar, temperatures in eastern Ukraine dropping well below zero and leaving millions are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance, said the United Nations, calling for support. 16-Nov-2018
California wildfires: Death toll touches 25 California, Nov 11: The death toll in the wildfires that hit California state in the US touched 25, media reports said on Sunday. 11-Nov-2018
California wildfires: Nine killed, 250000 flee from homes California, Nov 10: A destructive fire hit north and south California and left at least nine people killed, media reports said on Saturday. 10-Nov-2018
Australian Police treating Melbourne stabbing incident as terror act Melbourne, Nov 9: The Australia Police have said they are treating the knife attack incident in Australia's Melbourne city as a 'terror act'. 09-Nov-2018
Dozens of children at risk as clashes in Hudaydah near hospital – UNICEF New York, Nov 7: Intense fighting near a major hospital in the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah has put scores of children at “imminent risk of death”, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday, calling on the warring parties to stop hostilities near the medical centre and allow those in need to safely access treatment. 07-Nov-2018
UN recorded 64 new allegations of sexual exploitation or abuse in the past three months New York, Nov 6: Across its various offices, agencies, and partner organisations implementing its programmes, the United Nations received 64 new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), involving 77 victims, between July and September, UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said on Monday. 06-Nov-2018
UN agency assists Central American caravan migrants, voices concern for receiving countries New York, Nov 4: The United Nations Migration Agency, IOM, is providing support and assistance to migrants on caravans crossing Central America while expressing concern over “the stress and demands” they are placing on host countries. 04-Nov-2018
‘No cure’ for HIV in Zimbabwe says UN, following claims from local preacher New York, Nov 1: The United Nations in Zimbabwe is reaffirming that people living with HIV and AIDS need to continue with antiretroviral (ARV) therapy to manage their infections, after a local preacher reportedly claimed that he had received divine revelation of an herbal cure. 01-Nov-2018
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