Syria: Uptick in violence exacerbates already dire situation, says UN food relief agency
New York, Jan 17: On top of the already-desperate conditions in Syria’s war-ravaged East Ghouta and north-west Idlib governorate, a violence upsurge is intensifying insecurity, the United Nations food relief agency said Tuesday. Read more>>
Progress against hunger, poverty hinges on empowering indigenous women – UN agriculture chief
New York, Jan 16: Empowering indigenous women – who have higher malnutrition rates than any other social group and typically earn far less than men – is key to successfully fighting hunger and extreme poverty, the United Nations agriculture chief has said.   Read more>>
A bloody start to 2018 in Syria; Over 30 children killed in two weeks – UNICEF
New York, Jan 15: Only in the first 14 days of the year, more than 30 children have been killed in escalating violence in Syria's East Ghouta, where an estimated 200,000 children have been trapped under siege since 2013, the top United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) official in the Middle Eastern country said Sunday.   Read more>>
UN rights office urges Tunisian authorities to ensure freedom of peaceful assembly
New York, Jan 13: The United Nations human rights office on Friday called on the authorities in Tunisia to ensure that protestors are not arrested in an arbitrary manner, and that all those detained are treated with full respect for their due process rights and other fundamental guarantees.   Read more>>

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