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Marking World Humanitarian Day, UN urges protection for civilians in armed conflict Civilians in conflict are not a target, top United Nations officials today stressed at a special event marking World Humanitarian Day, which honours aid workers and pays homage to those killed in service, while also drawing attention to the millions of pe
UN News Centre | Aug 18, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Yemen's 'man-made catastrophe' is ravaging country, senior UN officials tell Security Council Warning about escalating suffering in Yemen's man-made catastrophe, senior United Nations officials today addressed the Security Council, calling on the international community to push for a political solution to the more than two-year-old conflict.
UN News Centre | Aug 18, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
More than 350,000 children vaccinated against polio in hard to reach areas of Syria — UN A United Nations polio vaccination campaign in Syria has provided protection to more than 355,000 children under age five in two governorates, where violence has made access especially difficult.
UN News Centre | Aug 18, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Protecting aid workers 'paramount,' UN official stresses ahead of International Day As conflicts around the world continue to take a massive toll on people's lives, the top United Nations relief official stressed the importance of ensuring that the brave men and women who risk their lives to help those in need are not themselves a targ
UN News Centre | Aug 17, 2017 10:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In East Darfur, UN refugee chief urges international support for Sudan The United Nations refugee chief has called for international solidarity and resources to aid Sudan, which is one of the major hosting countries for refugees fleeing the conflict in South Sudan.
UN News Centre | Aug 17, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN rights experts warn new EU policy on boat rescues will cause more people to drown The European Union's new policy on Mediterranean Sea rescues threatens life and breaches international standards, two United Nations independent human experts today cautioned.
UN News Centre | Aug 17, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agencies rushing aid to more than 3,000 displaced in flood-hit Sierra Leone United Nations agencies are stepping up efforts to aid displaced families affected by the deadly flooding and landslides in Sierra Leon's capital, Freetown, and surrounding areas.
UN News Centre | Aug 17, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
South Sudan refugees in Uganda exceed one million; UN renews appeal for help As the number of refugees from South Sudan in Uganda passes one million – the vast majority of whom are women and children – the United Nations refugee agency today reiterated its call for urgent additional support.
UN News Centre | Aug 17, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Pregnant, breastfeeding women among most at risk in Yemen's cholera outbreak In the midst of the cholera outbreak in Yemen, where an average 5,000 people fall sick every day, the United Nations population agency is warning about the dangers to pregnant and breastfeeding women.
UN News Centre | Aug 17, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN chief Guterres condemns deadly terrorist attack in Barcelona Condemning today's terrorist attack on Barcelona, Secretary-General António Guterres said the United Nations stands in solidarity with the Government and people of Spain in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism.
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