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Urgent action needed to protect children against polio in Syria, Iraq and region — UN Having just completed the first phase of the biggest polio vaccination campaign ever undertaken in the Middle East, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) today warned that unless children in hard-to-reach ar
UN News Centre | Jul 22, 2014 5:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Amid multiple crises, UN agency massively scales up humanitarian aid delivery by air The escalation of international conflicts in the first half of 2014 prompted a 50-fold surge in the amount of humanitarian cargo transported by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), compared to the same period last year.
UN News Centre | Jul 22, 2014 4:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Security Council denounces persecution of minorities in northern Iraq The United Nations Security Council has denounced the persecution of Christians and other minority groups in northern Iraq, which used to be home to minority communities that had lived together for hundreds of years before coming under direct attack by th
UN News Centre | Jul 22, 2014 4:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agency renews call on donors to support Central African Republic refugees The United Nations refugee agency today called on donors to increase funding for programmes in neighbouring countries hosting refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR).
UN News Centre | Jul 22, 2014 2:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New UN data shows need for urgent action to end female genital mutilation, child marriage New data released today by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) shows the need for urgent action to end female genital mutilation and child marriage — two practices that affect millions of girls across the globe.
UN News Centre | Jul 22, 2014 2:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban urges Central Africans to seize reconciliation talks to usher in era of peace United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the people of Central African Republic (CAR) to seize the opportunity of talks taking place in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, to advance reconciliation and “open a new page in their history.”
UN News Centre | Jul 21, 2014 9:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Security Council condemns downing of Malaysian airliner, calls for international probe The Security Council today called for an international investigation into last week's downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger flight in eastern Ukraine, and demanded that armed groups allow unfettered access to the crash site and ensure that its integr
UN News Centre | Jul 21, 2014 8:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Impunity leads perpetrators to continue child rights violations in DR Congo — UN report The recruitment and use of children by armed groups remained endemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) between 2010 and 2013, according to a new United Nations report, which cited impunity as a major factor in the ongoing abuses.
UN News Centre | Jul 21, 2014 6:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Gaza: UN issues emergency appeal, begins airlift to meet urgent humanitarian needs The United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees has issued an emergency appeal for $60 million to respond to the urgent humanitarian needs of the people of Gaza, including tens of thousands who have fled their homes in the wake of the current Isr
UN News Centre | Jul 21, 2014 6:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN chief holds talks in Cairo as part of effort to obtain Israel-Gaza ceasefire Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held talks in Cairo on Monday as part of efforts to help obtain an end to two weeks of bloodshed in Gaza and Israel and reach a ceasefire.
UN News Centre | Jul 21, 2014 4:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend