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Boko Haram attacks, human trafficking threaten progress in West Africa and Sahel — UN envoy The security situation in West Africa and the Sahel remains of grave concern, the United Nations envoy for the region said Thursday, warning that while there had been progress on the political front over the past year, there had also been a worrying upsur
UN News Centre | Jan 11, 2018 9:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Damascus, UN aid chief outlines measures to improve response to Syrian crisis in 2018 After seven years of bloody conflict, the Syrian war has wreaked a “colossal toll” on the country and its people, the United Nations relief chief said on Thursday from the capital, Damascus, where he outlined ways to sustain and improve humanitarian a
UN News Centre | Jan 11, 2018 6:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Hargeisa, UN envoy for Somalia calls for calm and dialogue following clashes The top United Nations envoy for Somalia has called for calm and dialogue amid reports of clashes between security forces from 'Somaliland' and neighbouring Puntland.
UN News Centre | Jan 11, 2018 5:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Migration should be act of hope, not despair; UN chief proposes ways to maximize migrants' contributions Laying out his vision for concrete steps the world can take in 2018 to maximize the contribution millions of migrants are already making to our societies and to agree a set of actions to ensure that the rights of all migrants are fully respected, United N
UN News Centre | Jan 11, 2018 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agencies call for funds to reverse food ration cuts for refugees in Rwanda United Nations humanitarian agencies on Thursday called for more donor funding to reverse a 25 per cent reduction in food or cash assistance for more than 100,000 refugees in Rwanda.
UN News Centre | Jan 11, 2018 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Tragic start to New Year for migrants as hundreds feared dead in Mediterranean — UN A little more than a week into the New Year, reports reveal that close to 200 migrants or refugees have died or gone missing in the Mediterranean Sea – with up to 100 unaccounted for since Saturday, the United Nations migration agency said Wednesday.
UN News Centre | Jan 10, 2018 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Syria: UN rights chief condemns spike in civilian casualties in 'de-escalation' areas The United Nations human rights chief on Wednesday condemned an upsurge in civilian casualties in Eastern Ghouta in Syria amid the recent escalation in airstrikes and ground-based attacks by Government forces and their allies, noting that at least 85 civi
UN News Centre | Jan 10, 2018 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Taking on environmental health risks, UN agencies aim to protect 'foundations for life' on Earth Two United Nations agencies are teaming up in a major new initiative taking on the herculean task of combatting environmental health risks, which claim an estimated 12.6 million lives a year.
UN News Centre | Jan 10, 2018 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Colombia: Reintegrating 14,000 ex-combatants remains a challenge, Security Council told Colombia's peace efforts remain challenged by the task of reintegrating 14,000 former rebel combatants, the top United Nations official in the country said Wednesday as he also reported to the Security Council that the UN will 'closely follow' re
UN News Centre | Jan 10, 2018 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Darfur: Displacement slows but returns remain difficult, warns UN peacekeeping chief Despite some recent voluntary returns among those displaced in Sudan's Darfur region, lack of security, services and sustainable livelihoods in return areas have become major impediments to returns, the top United Nations peacekeeping official told the
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