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UN refugee chief impressed with Brazil’s ‘exemplary’ response to plight of fleeing Venezuelans New York, Aug 20: While praising the “efficient, coordinated, humane and innovative response” by Brazil on behalf of fleeing Venezuelans, the UN refugee chief has said that the sheer number of those on the run is proving to be a major challenge, calling for greater international support. 20-Aug-2019
Paying tribute and strengthening the role of #WomenHumanitarians on World Humanitarian Day New York, Aug 19: The work of women humanitarians makes a “huge difference” to the lives of millions of women, men and children in urgent need, the United Nations chief said in his message for World Humanitarian Day. 19-Aug-2019
Two years after exodus, Myanmar’s ‘desperate’ Rohingya youth need education, skills: UNICEF New York, Aug 17: The daily struggle to survive for Myanmar’s Rohingya people in one of the world’s largest refugee settlements, has caused “overwhelming” despair and jeopardized the hopes of an entire generation, the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Henrietta Fore, said on Friday. 17-Aug-2019
Terrorism survivors: ‘The terrorists killed many people in front of us’ New York, Aug 15: To mark the International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism, on 21 August, UN News travelled to Chad and the Far North region of Cameroon in West Africa earlier this year, to interview people who have personal stories to tell, about how terrorism has shattered their lives. 15-Aug-2019
UN warns of spike in grave violations against children in Mali as ‘the new normal’ New York, Aug 14 : Voicing great concern over a sharp increase in the killing and maiming of children in Mali due to ongoing fighting and instability, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and partners on Tuesday, called on all warring parties to stop attacks and “keep them out of harm’s way”. 14-Aug-2019
Donald Trump administration will now deny Green Card, citizenship to immigrants who use public benefits Washington, Aug 13: The US government on Monday announced new rules which are aiming to deny permanent residency and citizenship to immigrants who depend upon public benefits, such as food aid or public housing, for more than a year. 13-Aug-2019
‘We are facing a learning crisis’, UN chief warns on International Youth Day New York, Aug 12: Schools are “not equipping young people with the skills they need to navigate the technological revolution”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned, in a message released to mark the UN’s International Youth Day. 12-Aug-2019
Norway: One hurt in shooting at Oslo mosque Oslo, Aug 10: At least one person was injured in a shooting incident in a mosque in Norway on Saturday, media reports said. 10-Aug-2019
UN food aid to Yemen will fully resume after two-month break, as Houthis ‘guarantee’ delivery New York, Aug 10: Life-saving food aid distribution is set to resume to 850,000 people in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, following guarantees by Houthi opposition forces that the supplies will reach those who need them most, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday. 10-Aug-2019
World food security increasingly at risk due to 'unprecedented' climate change impact, new UN report warns New York, Aug 9: More than 500 million people today live in areas affected by erosion linked to climate change, the UN warned on Thursday, before urging all countries to commit to sustainable land use to help limit greenhouse gas emissions before it is too late. 09-Aug-2019
UN Security Council ‘utterly failed’ Syrian detainees; a victim voices her plea to ‘end impunity and stop this horror’ New York, Aug 8: The Security Council has “utterly failed Syrian detainees and their families”, Amina Khoulani, Co-founder of Families for Freedom, told the Security Council on Wednesday, during a meeting focussed on those who have been jailed or gone missing across Syria, during years of brutal conflict. 08-Aug-2019
Colombia offers nationality rights to Venezuelan children born there: UN hails ‘very important step’ New York, Aug 7: The UN migration agency, IOM, has welcomed Colombia’s decision on Monday to grant nationality status to more than 24,000 Venezuelan babies born inside the country after their parents fled across the border. 07-Aug-2019
Myanmar companies bankroll ‘brutal operations’ of military, independent UN experts claim in new report New York, Aug 6: Money earned by the Myanmar military from international and domestic business deals, “substantially enhances its ability to carry out gross violations of human rights with impunity” according to a report released on Monday by an independent United Nations group looking into military-business ties in the South East Asian country. 06-Aug-2019
Egypt: 19 people die as explosion hits Cairo city Cairo, Aug 5: At least 19 people died in an explosion after several cars collided in Egypt's Cairo city on Sunday, media reports said. 05-Aug-2019
Security Council must ‘come together’ to address the plight of children trapped in armed conflict, says UN envoy New York, Aug 3: It is “vitally important” that the Security Council “come together” on the current plight of children affected by armed conflict across the globe”, Virginia Gamba, the United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict said on Friday. 03-Aug-2019
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