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Many aid groups unable to manage war zone risks, says UN-backed report Humanitarian aid workers want to help people in some of the biggest war zones, but extreme risks and threats are paralyzing their operations, a United Nations-backed report today concluded.
UN News Centre | Jun 22, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iraq's children caught in cycle of violence and poverty as conflict escalates, UNICEF warns The past three years of intensifying conflict in Iraq have left the country's children trapped in a grinding cycle of violence and poverty, an assessment out today by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned, calling on the warring par
UN News Centre | Jun 22, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UNESCO chief deplores destruction of iconic mosque and minaret in Iraq's Mosul The head of the United Nations cultural agency today deplored the destruction of historic religious architecture in Iraq's Mosul city by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) fighters.
UN News Centre | Jun 22, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Millions could escape poverty by finishing secondary education, says UN cultural agency While a new United Nations study shows that the global poverty rate could be more than halved if all adults completed secondary school, data show high out-of-school rates in many countries, making it likely that education completion levels will remain wel
UN News Centre | Jun 22, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN chief appoints Lebanese official as head of operations in Libya A Lebanese political science professor and political advisor to the United Nations in Iraq has been appointed as the Organization's top official in Libya.
UN News Centre | Jun 22, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Sri Lanka's food gap widens in wake of regional floods and drought, UN agencies warn An extreme drought followed by floods has affected large swathes of cropland in Sri Lanka, United Nations agencies reported today, warning that the disaster threatens the food security of some 900,000 people.
UN News Centre | Jun 22, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Afghan Government must work to build trust in an 'increasingly fragile environment' — UN envoy Warning that the recent surge of violent attacks in Afghanistan could signal a much worse and more fragile period ahead, the United Nations envoy for the country today called for urgent action to strengthen stability, including through improving the Gover
UN News Centre | Jun 21, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
As South Sudan famine ebbs, UN warns millions still face 'extreme hunger on the edge of a cliff' While famine has eased in South Sudan, the situation across the crisis-torn country remains dire, as the number of people struggling to find food each day has grown from 4.9 million in February to six million today – the highest level of food insecur
UN News Centre | Jun 21, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
World population to hit 9.8 billion by 2050, despite nearly universal lower fertility rates — UN The world population is now at least 7.6 billion, up from 7.4 billion last year, spurred by the relatively high levels of fertility in developing countries – despite an overall drop in the number of children people have around the globe – the Un
UN News Centre | Jun 21, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
As crises multiply, UN revises annual aid appeal to assist over 100 million around the world As the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance around the world reach record levels, United Nations and relief partners have revised their global aid appeal to $23.5 billion – up nearly 6 per cent from the original $22.2 billion announced
UN News Centre | Jun 21, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend