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'The time to act is now;' end children's suffering in Iraq and across the Middle East — UNICEF Calling for “immediate care and protection' for children caught up in violence in Iraq's war torn Mosul and other Middle East conflicts, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today warned that the lives and futures of some 27 million a
UN News Centre | Jul 22, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agency lauds new project to register undocumented Afghan refugees in Pakistan A new pilot project in Pakistan to register undocumented Afghan refugees – who up to now have been without identity papers and living in fear of being arrested or deported – would allow up to one million people to have legal status, the United N
UN News Centre | Jul 21, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Three displaced families killed in airstrike in south-west Yemen — UN rights wing Three displaced families have been killed when their makeshift shelter was hit in an airstrike in Yemen's Taiz governorate earlier this week, the United Nations human rights wing said.
UN News Centre | Jul 21, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN health agency urges early action to stave off threat of HIV drug resistance The United Nations health agency has warned that the spread of an HIV strain resistant to some of the most widely used medicines could undermine global progress in treating and preventing HIV infection if early and effective action is not taken.
UN News Centre | Jul 21, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In DR Congo, UN aid chief says world must 'not let down' millions of people in need Wrapping up a four-day mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations humanitarian chief today urged the world “not to forget the DRC,” and called for scaled-up relief funding to help millions of people suffering from
UN News Centre | Jul 21, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN chief concerned about unfolding violence in Jerusalem's Old City United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today expressed concern about the situation in the Old City of Jerusalem, which has been the scene of escalating violence in recent days.
UN News Centre | Jul 21, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Rainy season worsens cholera crisis in Yemen; UN agencies deliver clean water, food Yemen is facing the world's largest cholera outbreak, the United Nations health agency today warned, with 5,000 Yemenis falling sick every day – the majority of them children and the elderly.
UN News Centre | Jul 21, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN report reveals shocking abuse African migrant women face on their journey to Europe The United Nations migration agency today said that perhaps 80 per cent of Nigerian migrant women and girls arriving on Europe's shores in Italy could potentially be sex trafficking victims, spotlighting the horrific levels of abuse and violence migran
UN News Centre | Jul 21, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
INTERVIEW: Education, women's empowerment 'top priorities' for UN in India, says senior official To meet the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), India should prioritize women's empowerment and education, the United Nation's development chief in the country said.
UN News Centre | Jul 21, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
South Sudan: UN agency scales up cholera response with 500,000 doses of oral vaccine The United Nations health agency is scaling up cholera response in South Sudan, where 17,785 cases, including 320 deaths, have been reported since the outbreak in June 2106.
UN News Centre | Jul 20, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend