The situation for Sudan’s most vulnerable children is so desperate that half of the most severely malnourished are expected to die without urgent humanitarian intervention, UN agencies said on Friday.
Horrific testimonies from civilians targeted by Myanmar’s military are yet another reason for the international community to take practical measures to halt the bloodshed, a top human rights expert said on Thursday.
Millions of people in Pakistan are still deeply affected by catastrophic flooding which “is not going anywhere”, UN relief agencies said on Tuesday.
Catastrophic hunger levels in Somalia have left more than 513,000 children at risk of dying, 173,000 more than during the 2011 famine, UN humanitarians warned on Tuesday.
Head of UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine Matilda Bogner – update on human rights situation
Speaker: Matthew Crentsil, UNHCR Representative in Uganda
“Unprecedented numbers” of children are facing a “malnutrition crisis" in Somalia, warns UNICEF
Pakistan Floods Update Speakers: • Dr. Palitha MAHIPALA, World Health Organization (WHO) Representative in Pakistan • Abdullah Fadil, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Representative in Pakistan • Chris Kaye, the World Food Programme (WFP) Country Director for Pakistan • Matthew Saltmarsh, United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Spokesperson
$160 million emergency plan launched after worst flooding in Pakistan in decades
"We want to provide insulin, blankets … it’s not complicated". Top UN aid official in ukraine appeals for access across contact line.
End of mandate press conference by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet
Ukraine prisoner of war trials in Mariupol could be a war crime: OHCHR
The UN's emergency fund, (CERF) released to respond to needs arising from gang violence in Haiti (OCHA)
Funding gap for UN’s humanitarian operations is biggest ever, warns OCHA
Ten years since Jordan’s Za’atari camp opened its doors to 80,000 displaced Syrians, poverty now affects an increasing number of residents facing an uncertain future, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday
A landmark agreement has been reached allowing for the production of low-cost, injectable HIV medicines in some 90 developing countries where more the majority of infections occur, UNITAID said on Friday.
Heatwave Linked to Climate Change – WMO, WHO Speakers: • Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General, WMO; • Maria Neira, Director Environment and Health, WHO
Voluntary Repatriation of Refugees to DR Congo Resumes
UN Human Rights Spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani made the following comments at the bi-weekly briefing on the recent protests in Sri Lanka.
Countries already under pressure from the economic fall-out of the COVID-19 pandemic risk seeing the same economic turmoil and human misery as Sri Lanka as the war in Ukraine drags on, unless the international community agrees to radical financial measures to help countries saddled with debt, the UN said on Thursday.
Speakers: • Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights • Emine Dzhaparova, First Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ukraine (on zoom) * Evgeny Ustinov, First Counsellor, Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the UN in Geneva
A sharp increase in essential goods in the Central African Republic (CAR) linked to war in Ukraine will likely have a devastating impact on the already humanitarian situation there in coming weeks, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.
New suspected mass graves have been uncovered in Tarhuna, Libya, a Human Rights Council probe reported on Monday, highlighting continuing extreme rights abuses in the country that have affected children and adults alike.
Speakers: • Michelle Bachelet, High Commissioner for Human Rights (in person) • Richard Bennett, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan (via Zoom) • Fawzia Koofi, First woman Vice President of the Afghan Parliament, former member of the peace negotiation team with Taliban and human rights activist (in person) • Nasir Andisha, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the UN in Geneva
Veteran UN aid coordinator Najat Rochdi on Friday signalled serious concerns about rising humanitarian needs across Lebanon linked to the global food insecurity crisis, which is affecting “everyone, everywhere across the country”.
International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia
Across Ukraine the scale of needs caused by Russia's invasion is still massive and human rights concerns persist, UN humanitarians said in an update on Thursday, as they repeated calls for access to the country's Black Sea ports to export vitally needed cereals.