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Top UN relief official in Yemen warns of conflict's 'catastrophic' consequences; urges humanitarian access Witnessing first-hand the “shocking” devastation in Yemen's main port city of Aden, the top United Nations relief official in the country today declared that the humanitarian consequences of the conflict are “catastrophic,” making an urgent plea
UN News Centre | Jul 27, 2015 5:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Nepal: chlidren still at risk three months after devastating quake, UNICEF warns Three months after Nepal's devastating 25 April earthquake and its aftershocks, children continue to face multiple risks as their families have been pushed deeper into poverty and they remain in need of aid, warned the United Nations's Children Fund
UN News Centre | Jul 27, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Top UN official in Somalia condemns terrorist attack on hotel in Mogadishu The most senior United Nations official in Somalia has strongly condemned today's terrorist attack on Jazeera Hotel in Mogadishu that resulted in several deaths and injuries.
UN News Centre | Jul 26, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Yemen: UN chief welcomes Saudi-led coalition's announcement of humanitarian truce Welcoming the announcement by the Saudi-led Coalition of a unilateral five-day humanitarian pause in Yemen, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on all parties to the conflict to suspend military operations and facilitate safe, unhinder
UN News Centre | Jul 26, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Funding crisis may force UN agency to delay start of school year for half a million students in Middle East Facing is most severe financial crisis ever, the United Nations agency tasked with assisting Palestine refugees throughout the Middle East has today convened an emergency session to weigh the growing risk that it may be forced to delay the start of the ac
UN News Centre | Jul 26, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Senseless cycle of violence' in South Sudan must end – UN humanitarian chief mid massive displacement and “horrendous atrocities,” civilians continue to bear the brunt of South Sudan's brutal conflict, the top United Nations relief official underscored today, as he urged all parties, including the leaders of the warri
UN News Centre | Jul 25, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'We should be outraged' more not being done to end violence against children in conflict — UNICEF chief Millions of children around the world are caught up in adults' wars, declared the head of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today, marking the 10th anniversary of a UN Security Council resolution that established a monitoring and reporting m
UN News Centre | Jul 24, 2015 10:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In quake-stricken Nepal, 'emergency is not over yet,' warns senior UN relief official Three months after the first of the devastating earthquakes that hit Nepal, hundreds of thousands of survivors continue to require and rely on urgent humanitarian assistance, the top United Nations humanitarian official in the recovering country said toda
UN News Centre | Jul 24, 2015 10:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
As health needs rise in Somalia, funding hits new low, cutting off 1.5 million from care — UN Somalia — a country where every two hours a mother dies due to pregnancy complications — is facing cuts in life-saving health services because of the lowest funding levels in seven years, according to the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO)
UN News Centre | Jul 24, 2015 10:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Incoming President says main UN economic and social body must evolve and adapt to fast-changing world Opening the first meeting of its 2016 session today, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOSC) elected Oh Joon, of Republic of Korea as its new President, who spotlighted the vital work — for the Council and the wider Organization — as
UN News Centre | Jul 24, 2015 8:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend