Tens of thousands of people have sought shelter in recent weeks at Kenya’s Dadaab camps, forced from their homes by chronic violence in Somalia and “unrelenting” drought, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday.
Ahead of World AIDS Day on 1 December, HIV activist and Unitaid board member Maureen Murenga shared powerful personal testimony to encourage more urgency in the fight against AIDS.
UN human rights chief Volker Türk called on Thursday for an independent investigation into ongoing deadly violence against protesters in Iran, where security forces have used “live ammunition, birdshot and other metal pellets, teargas and batons”, he told the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
UN Human Rights briefing spokesperson Jeremy Laurence on Iran
Executions for drug-related offences have resumed in Saudi Arabia, UN Human Rights Office spokesperson Liz Throssell told the biweekly press briefing in Geneva.
A “breakthrough” has been reached on the distribution of hundreds of thousands of Russian-made fertiliser blocked in European ports that are vital to avoid a global food crisis next year, a senior United Nations official said on Friday.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday welcomed the renewal of the Black Sea Grain Initiative, which had been due to expire on Saturday.
Amid a looming food-security crisis linked to Sri Lanka’s cost-of-living crunch, the country’s most vulnerable breadwinners wonder how much longer they can cope, as the Government battles the nation’s worst economic crisis since independence in 1948.
One million desperately vulnerable people in northern Mozambique could see their life-saving support cut, unless funding can be found to help them, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday. “WFP is delivering food assistance to one million people affected by the conflict in northern
Speaker: Paloma Escudero - UNICEF’s Global Director of Communications and Advocacy.
At the bi-weekly press briefing in Geneva, UN Human Rights spokesperson Jeremy Laurence made the following statement on Yemen.
At the bi-weekly press briefing in Geneva, UN Human Rights spokesperson Jeremy Laurence made the following statement on Afghanistan.
UN Human Rights Spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani on Russia proposed law broadening ban on LGTIQ law
The UN health agency WHO expressed serious concerns on Friday about a likely spike in a range of preventable diseases in Ethiopia’s northern regions - and in particular Tigray – linked to nearly two years of conflict and chronic access problems.
More than one in four Ukrainian rural farming households has had to reduce or completely stop agricultural production as a result of the war, according to a recent assessment by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The impact has been considerable both in terms of income loss for millions of Ukrainians employed in agriculture but also in terms of food production for the country known as "Europe's breadbasket".
Malaysia’s forced return of asylum-seekers to Myanmar has meant that hundreds of Myanmar nationals have been “sent back against their will” to the troubled country in the last two months, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday.
As missile attacks by Russian armed forces have increasingly struck cities across Ukraine during the month of October, targeting civilian infrastructure as people are taking children to school, the need for child protection services and access to safe spaces for children has never been felt more keenly since the start of the war. At a shelter organized by the football club FC Shakhtar Donetsk in Lviv, UNICEF's integrated Child Spot SPILNO is taking care of children fleeing the war.
At the bi-weekly press briefing in Geneva, Laura Turner, WFP’s Deputy Country Director in Somalia, and Dr. Mamunur Rahman Malik, WHO Representative in Somalia, made the following statements on the country's unprecedented food and nutrition crisis.
At the bi-weekly press briefing in Geneva, UN Human Rights spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani made the following statement on Tigray.
A month after demonstrations erupted across Iran, the unabated violent response by security forces against protesters, and reports of arbitrary arrests and the killing and detention of children are deeply worrying according to UN Human Rights office.
Volker Türk began his four-year mandate as the eighth United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, this morning (17 October 2022) at the Palais Wilson in Geneva.
Urgently needed aid relief has been delivered to people in areas of north-east Ukraine recently reclaimed from Russian control, UN humanitarians said on Friday. “More than 73,000 people, and that's nearly half of the population in the retaken areas in Kharkivska oblast have received food assistance," said Jens Laerke, spokesperson for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). We've also distributed 12,000 hygiene kits and kitchen sets, solar lamps and blankets to 15,000 people."
Publication of the Trade and Development Report 2022 STORY: UNCTAD Trade and Development Annual Report 2022 Speakers: Rebeca Grynspan, UNCTAD Secretary-General Richard Kozul-Wright, Director, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies
Two months since the Black Sea Grain Initiative kicked into action to help release desperately needed grain and fertilizer from ports in Ukraine and Russia, confidence is returning among global distributors as exports ramp up, UN humanitarians said on Thursday.
For many Tunisians, shortages of essential foods, fuel and key farming products linked to the war in Ukraine have tested them to the limit, they’ve been telling UN News.
Almost seven months to the day since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, UN-appointed independent human rights investigators said that war crimes have indeed been committed in the conflict.
After lashing parts of Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands with 140 kilometre-an-hour winds, Hurricane Fiona is expected to make landfall in Canada later on Friday, the UN said on Friday.