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Top UN humanitarian official in Syria allocates $19 million for emergency response in Aleppo Amid an overall scale-up in relief operations in Syria, the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the country, Ali Al-Za'tari, approved today $19 million from the Syria Humanitarian Fund to sustain immediate life-saving and early reco
UN News Centre | Jan 18, 2017 9:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Three months after Hurricane Matthew, 1.5 million Haitians face hunger — UN agencies report While the number of Haitians facing hunger in areas hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew has declined steadily in the three months since the deadly storm ripped through the tiny island nation, more than 1.5 million people nevertheless remain food insecure, th
UN News Centre | Jan 18, 2017 8:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
2016 was the hottest year ever recorded — UN weather agency The world has just witnessed the hottest year on record, surpassing the exceptionally high temperatures of 2015, the United Nations weather agency reported today, highlighting new records in indicators of human-caused climate change, as well as loss of Ar
UN News Centre | Jan 18, 2017 7:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Mali: UN condemns suicide bombing of Gao military camp as 'direct attack' on peace process The United Nations peacekeeping chief strongly condemned the suicide bombing that reportedly killed at least 50 people and wounded dozens of others at a military camp in the northern Mali city of Gao, denouncing the attack as an attempt to derail the peac
UN News Centre | Jan 18, 2017 6:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN forum wraps up in South Africa with a call for better data to improve people's lives The first-ever United Nations World Data Forum concluded today with the launch of a global plan that outlines a vision and a “to-do” list for better data to improve people's lives, including through new ideas, solutions and strengthened collaboratio
UN News Centre | Jan 18, 2017 6:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Following Chelsea Manning's commutation, UN expert urges pardons for other whistleblowers Welcoming the commutation of United States army officer Chelsea Manning's 35-year sentence for leaking classified military documents, a United Nations independents human rights expert today called on Governments to recognize the contributions of whistle
UN News Centre | Jan 18, 2017 5:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Amid outpour of sympathy, UN emergency responders aid bombed Nigerian camp United Nations humanitarian helicopter and emergency medical personnel are in north-eastern Nigeria following a military airstrike that hit a displacement camp killing dozens of people, including aid workers, and wounding a reported 100 others.
UN News Centre | Jan 18, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Yemen: Ongoing humanitarian crisis adding to migrants woes, says UN migration agency Highlighting the plight of migrants from the Horn of Africa arriving in Yemen – which itself has seen more than 2.1 million people internally displaced due to ongoing conflict and the resulting humanitarian crisis – the United Nations migration
UN News Centre | Jan 18, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
One journalist killed every four days in 2016, UN agency finds More than 100 journalists were killed last year while doing their jobs, according to the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom.
UN News Centre | Jan 17, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Bullies target physical appearance, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation — UN reports Nearly a quarter of a million children and young people world-wide are bullied each year, according to a report released today by the United Nations educational and cultural agency, which found that bullies like to pick on children because of their looks,
UN News Centre | Jan 17, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend