Human Rights Council picks up again after COVID suspension, to hold racism debate. After a three month long COVID-19-enforced break, the Human Rights Council resumed its work at UN Geneva on Monday, giving the green light to a rare Urgent Debate on racism, alleged police brutality and violence against protesters sickened by the killing of American George Floyd in police custody.
YEMEN: Severe funding gaps for humanitarian aid as cases of Covid-19 are on the rise
Cameroon: UN office strongly condemns attacks on aid workers
European COVID infections indicate ‘east-west divide’: WHO. Europe is seeing a “steady” decline in COVID-19 infections, although the generally positive trend has not happened in Russia and parts of Eastern Europe, the UN health agency said on Tuesday.
Millions in Latin America and the Caribbean at risk of severe food insecurity due to impact of Covid-19
Yemen aid lifeline nears breaking point as UN food agency appeals for $870 million
The Covid-19 pandemic is severely exacerbating the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, says OCHA. Yemen, a war-torn country, will be left to fight a Covid-19 pandemic with a collapsed health system without additional funding, warned today the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Syria’s warring parties will resume talks in Geneva, says UN envoy
UN agencies step up support for Rohingya camp complex, host communities as first case of COVID-19 infection is confirmed
UN leads push to protect most vulnerable from mental health problems during and after COVID-19. Decades of neglect and underinvestment in addressing people’s mental health needs have been exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN said on Thursday, in a call for ambitious commitments from countries in the way they treat psychological illness, amid a potential spike in suicides and drug abuse.