Attacks on healthcare facilities and personnel from 2018-2020 in 17 countries have had a devastating impact on the delivery of lifesaving services around the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.
The people of Beirut need to see accountability for the deepening crisis they have faced after the devastating port blasts in the Lebanese capital 12 months ago, the UN right chief said on Tuesday.
UN Children's Fund UNICEF warned on Friday of an estimated tenfold increase in the number of children requiring treatment for acute malnutrition over the next 12 months in Tigray, the development coming amid calls for greater aid access to the wartorn Ethiopian region from UN emergency relief chief Martin Griffiths and others.
“Education, safety, friends and food have been replaced by anxiety, violence, and teenage pregnancy,” because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations Children’s Fund said on Tuesday.
World Health Organization spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic on the WHO Director-General’s call for support from China in the continued scientific search for the origins of COVID-19.
The United Nations Humanitarian Air Service completed its first scheduled passenger flight to Mekelle on Thursday after a month-long break linked to the eight-month conflict in Tigray, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.
Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service, chaired the hybrid briefing which was attended by spokespersons of the United Nations Refugee Agency, the World Meteorological Organization, and the World Health Organization.
UN humanitarians appealed on Tuesday for better access to Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region, after the first aid trucks in days to reach the local capital, Mekelle, encountered multiple, rigorous checks on their way there.
The World Health Organization (WHO) concerned about worsening access to provide life-saving medicines and supplies in Afghanistan
“We are going through the worst humanitarian crisis since independence”, says UNICEF ahead of South Sudan’s 10 years anniversary
First food supplies to school children arrived in Venezuela, the UN World Food Programme announced
A "pressure-cooker" heatwave that's broken temperature records twice in two days continues to threaten vulnerable people in the US northwest and western Canada, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Tuesday.
UN humanitarians expressed concern on Tuesday at the latest developments in Ethiopia's Tigray region, highlighting the ongoing famine-like conditions and potential for disease outbreaks unless aid access is forthcoming.
The imminent closure of the last cross-border aid lifeline to north-west Syria must be postponed beyond the 10 July deadline, UN humanitarians said on Friday, noting that no cross-line supplies had reached Idlib from Damascus in nearly a year.
Small businesses unprepared for pandemic-sized climate shock ‘every decade’: ITC
“Central role of the State during pandemics and other health emergencies is to mount a robust health response while upholding human rights” says top UN human rights official
The impact of conflicts old and new, climate shocks and COVID-19 in addition to a lack of funding have left millions more people on the verge of famine than six months ago, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.
Drought is on the verge of becoming the next pandemic, the UN’s top official for disaster reduction said on Thursday, in a call for concerted action and new transboundary alliances to tackle the growing global threat.
“34 million people on the edge of famine could be helped through ‘Famine Prevention Compact’ endorsed by G7 leaders”, says UN World Food Programme (WFP)
“More than 1 Million Lebanese need relief assistance to cover their basic needs”, estimates the UN Office in Lebanon. As Lebanon is facing one of its worst financial and economic crises in its modern history grappling with an economic and financial meltdown, the UN estimates that over the next 8 months around $ 300 million are required to cover the crucial needs of 1,5 million Lebanese and 400,000 migrant workers affected by the ongoing crisis.
Vulnerable Venezuelan migrants and refugees who have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 health and socio-economic crisis urgently need greater support from the international community, UN humanitarians said on Friday, ahead of a donor conference hosted by Canada next week.
“A catastrophic food security situation for which people have already began to die”, says the UN World Food Programme (WFP) on the current situation in Tigray
Chilliest Spring in years is cold comfort for planet Earth as emissions rise: Confirmation that Europeans have just experienced their chilliest Spring in years is cold comfort for the planet, amid rising greenhouse gas levels which will bring negative impacts for generations to come, UN weather experts said on Tuesday.
Although some two billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been distributed globally, only 0.5 per cent have reached low-income countries where frontline health workers and the elderly have yet to receive a shot, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
More than 90 % of Tigray’s population in need of emergency food assistance due to the conflict, says UN World Food Programme
Thousands of people evacuated from Goma amid fears of another volcanic eruption
UN’s top rights body votes to probe abuses in Palestinian territory, Israel: An international probe is to be set up to investigate rights abuses in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel following the recent deadly escalation of violence there, after a vote at the Human Rights Council on Thursday.
Volcano Eruption DRC - UNHCR
Israeli air raids on Gaza severely damaged health, education, water and energy facilities and left a “terrified and traumatized” population, said Humanitarian aid agencies
More than 220 people have now died in Gaza and the West Bank since violence erupted last week with Israel, where the toll has risen to 10 dead, the UN said on Tuesday, in a call for greater access to the Occupied Palestinian Territory and an end to hostilities.
Escalation of violence increases civilian suffering in Israel and Palestinian Territories - OCHA
The UN rights office, OHCHR, appealed for “a redoubling of efforts to restore calm” on Tuesday in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, after days of clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces that have marked a dramatic escalation of tensions in the region.