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Yemen: Senior UN aid official 'appalled' by airstrikes that kill women and children The top United Nations humanitarian official in Yemen today said he was extremely saddened and appalled by the airstrikes that killed six women and a girl gathering for a funeral in a private residence in the Arhab District of Sana'a Governorate yesterd
UN News Centre | Feb 16, 2017 10:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Aid obstacles are 'matter of life and death' for besieged Syrians, says senior UN adviser Assurances have been given to humanitarians by the Syrian Government that obstacles to aid deliveries will be removed across the war-torn country, a senior United Nations adviser said today.
UN News Centre | Feb 16, 2017 8:07 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN and regional partners urge DR Congo parties to resume political talks Increasingly concerned about the political impasse in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations and regional partner organizations today urged political actors to work out how to implement the 31 December political agreement on a time
UN News Centre | Feb 16, 2017 7:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Path to Middle East peace 'riddled with hazards,' UN envoy tells Security Council Extremism, bloodshed and displacement continue to plague the Middle East, a senior United Nations envoy told the Security Council today, warning that these phenomena are feeding intolerance, violence, and religious radicalism far beyond the region.
UN News Centre | Feb 16, 2017 7:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
South Sudan: UN deplores lack of information on 20,000 people displaced in Upper Nile The top United Nations peacekeeping official in South Sudan has described the lack of information about the situation of some 20,000 internally displaced people on the west bank of the Nile in the country's north, as a “real problem.”
UN News Centre | Feb 16, 2017 5:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iraq: UN health agency delivers medical aid to newly retaken areas of Mosul The United Nations health agency has delivered medical supplies to parts of eastern Mosul, the Iraqi city liberated from the Islamic State (ISIL), where clinics are receiving an influx of people in urgent need of medical care.
UN News Centre | Feb 16, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
PODCAST: The power of bearing witness — how rape became an 'act of genocide' Shame and stigma prevent many rape survivors in conflict zones from reporting the horrific abuses they endure at the hands of war but the criminals whose sole aim in carrying out these horrific deeds is to torture and humiliate their enemy. Yet the courag
UN News Centre | Feb 15, 2017 11:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Situation in Central African Republic warrants continued international attention, UN Security Council told Despite improving security situation in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), concerns remain in other parts of the country, the top United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council today, underlining the need for contin
UN News Centre | Feb 15, 2017 10:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN kicks off preparations for upcoming summit on oceans, launches voluntary commitment website The world dumps the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic into the ocean every minute, the United Nations heard today at the start of a two-day meeting to prepare for this June's Ocean Conference that will aim to help safeguard the planet's oce
UN News Centre | Feb 15, 2017 9:49 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Cairo, UN chief Guterres underscores political solutions to ease tensions in regional hotspots United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today reiterated his commitment to fighting terrorism but underlined also the importance of political solutions to the crises in Syria and the wider region, and put his weight behind the intra-Syrian nego
UN News Centre | Feb 15, 2017 7:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend