UNICEF warns of a “very, very serious protection crisis in Mozambique” where growing attacks by jihadists are adding to an already desperate situation
It is still not clear if Jordan’s Prince Hamzah is under de facto house arrest or not, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said on Friday. Despite an ongoing investigation into the Prince’s disappearance, Marta Hurtado, spokesperson for the OHCHR, told journalists that “no charges have yet been brought…We are concerned at the lack of transparency around these arrests and detentions”.
The UN World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday that a critical shortage of vaccines has left some countries unable to start COVID-19 inoculation campaigns, while insisting on a “vaccines and” - rather than a “vaccines-only” – approach to prevent infections spreading.
Grave concern for women and children targeted in northern Mozambique violence: Disturbing reports of targeted attacks against civilians have continued to emerge from the northern Mozambique town of Palma, marking a serious escalation of violence and volatility in the Cabo Delgado region.
UN-Habitat report calls for post COVID-19 cities to lead the way to a fairer, greener and healthier future. A new report by UN-Habitat published on Tuesday demonstrated how cities can re-duce the impact of future pandemics and become more equitable, healthy and envi-ronmentally friendly.
UN humanitarians reported on Friday that aid teams have reached two camps for Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region for the first time since fighting began in November, only to find them destroyed and the former occupants “scattered”.
UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Hunger Hotspots Report Launch - FAO - WFP 23 March 2021
Inventions boom in ‘assistive tech’ offers wider benefits for all Rapid growth in innovations that are designed to help people overcome their disabilities could soon offer a fix to all manner of mobility, sight and other difficulties, UN patent experts WIPO said on Tuesday...
"Transformative change needed to dismantle racism and police violence": rights chief
South Sudanese “one step away from famine”, said World Food Programme (WFP)
Speaker: - Bo Viktor Nylund, UNICEF Representative in Syria
UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Update on Weather - February WMO 09 February 2021 “Relatively cold February does not negate the long-term warming trend from climate change", says World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
More than one quarter of members of parliament in the world are now women - Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
With 18 Ebola cases reported, 14 confirmed, and four deaths to date, the West African nation of Guinea is becoming the focus of an urgent public health response involving national health authorities, local communities, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners. An Ebola vaccine has been deployed for the first time in the country, with more than 1,600 people vaccinated so far.
The World Food Programme (WFP) and the UNHCR, the U.N. Refugee Agency, appealed today for US$266 million to end food ration cuts for over 3 million refugees in East Africa. During the last months, WFP has been forced to implement ration cuts for refugees in Uganda (40%), Kenya (40%), South Sudan (30%), Djibouti (23%) and Ethiopia (16%).
UN independent expert Agnès Callamard today welcomed a report published earlier this week by U.S. authorities that named Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman as the person who gave the go ahead to the operation to kill or capture journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Human rights experts: Russia responsible for attempted killing of Navalny, international investigation needed. The findings of an investigation by two independent human rights experts into the poisoning of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny found the Russian state to be responsible for the attempted killing and called for the international community to carry out further investigations.
Tens of thousands of civilians arbitrarily detained in Syria remain forcibly disappeared, says UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria
As ongoing clashes push Yemenis into “famine-like conditions” UN agencies call for the protection of civilians.
UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing COVID-19 Oxygen Emergency - UNITAID 23 February 2021
"On the opening day of the Human Rights Council’s 46th session, the UN chief reiterated his call to the Myanmar military “to stop the repression immediately…
Speaker: • OHCHR spokesperson Liz Throssell
Violence in South Sudan engulfs much of country, violations rife Extreme violence and attacks involving thousands of fighters at a time have engulfed more than three-quarters of South Sudan, UN human Rights Council-appointed investigators said on Friday, warning that the bloodshed and exactions faced by civilians are “the worst recorded” since the country’s civil war began in December 2013.
Close to 300 Ebola contacts identified in the latest outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 109 more in Guinea – WHO
Human Rights Council - Adoption of resolution on Myanmar
The World Health Organization (WHO) discusses symptoms of post-COVID-19 illness (also described as “long” COVID-19) and the need for research into reports that it can affect people infected with the new coronavirus but who did not require hospital treatment. Speaker: • Dr Janet Diaz Dr Janet Diaz, Team Lead, Health Care Readiness, WHO
A weeklong meeting in Switzerland concluded today with 74 delegates from Libya’s opposing factions choosing the four leaders meant to guide the North African country through to national elections on 24 December.