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06-05-2022 | Edited News

Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: Ukraine Women And Children Alert - UNICEF

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Ten weeks into the war in Ukraine, UN humanitarians on Friday said that they were urgently ramping up efforts to provide vulnerable children with specialist and psychosocial support, amid “tremendous” mental health needs and ongoing dangers linked to the Russian invasion and sexual and gender-based violence.

03-05-2022 | Edited News

Ukraine Update - WHO 03 May 2022

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UN humanitarians said on Tuesday that they were standing ready to help receive a group of evacuees from the heavily damaged Azovstal steel works complex in the embattled Ukrainian city of Mariupol, more than two months since the Russian invasion of its neighbour.

29-04-2022 | Edited News

Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: Mali Press Shutdowns - OHCHR

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Mali Press shutdowns reflect growing regional intolerance: UN rights office Mali’s ban on two major international broadcasters operating inside the country is a worrying development and reflective of a growing regional intolerance towards freedom of expression, the UN rights office, OHCHR, said on Friday.

26-04-2022 | Edited News

Ukraine Update WHO - OCHA - UNHCR 26 April 2022

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As UN chief António Guterres travelled to Moscow on Tuesday, insisting that he would do “everything possible to end the war as soon as possible” in Ukraine and minimise suffering, ongoing clashes in the east have continued to increase humanitarian needs, aid agencies have confirmed.

22-04-2022 | Edited News

Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: Ukraine Update- OHCHR - WHO

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Nearly two months since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Friday condemned the “horrors” committed against civilians, while the World Health Organization warned that it feared the worst in devastated areas in the east and south of the country.

19-04-2022 | Edited News

Ukraine Update UNHCR - WHO - WFP 19 April 2022

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UN aid agencies and partners said on Tuesday that they continue to mobilise inside Ukraine in an effort to help the country’s most vulnerable people, amid ongoing devastating Russian shelling and attacks on health care facilities and personnel.

12-04-2022 | Edited News

Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: Ukraine Health Care Attacks WHO

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As the focus of the war in Ukraine shifts to the east of the country nearly seven weeks since the Russian invasion, health care facilities have continued to come under attack, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

12-04-2022 | Edited News

Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: Famine Alert - Somalia, South Sudan WFP - FAO

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The threat of famine is very real in Somalia and South Sudan and urgent action is needed to avoid a catastrophe, UN humanitarians warned on Tuesday.

08-04-2022 | Edited News

Urgent Ceasefires Need for Ukraine OCHA - UNHCR - FAO 08 April 2022

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UN humanitarians stress urgent need for ‘localized’ ceasefires in Ukraine – OCHA, UNHCR, FAO

01-04-2022 | Edited News

Bi-weekly press briefing: Ukraine Crisis Update WFP - ICRC

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Efforts to help thousands of desperate residents flee the embattled Ukrainian city of Mariupol continued on Friday, as humanitarians warned that there is “no Plan B”, after weeks of constant shelling since the Russian invasion on 24 February.

30-03-2022 | Edited News

Unintended Pregnancy Crisis - UNFPA 30 March 2022

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Nearly a quarter of all women are effectively forced to have sex and nearly half of all pregnancies are unintended globally, new data from the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) indicated on Wednesday.

29-03-2022 | Edited News

South Sudan Floods Dire Impact - UNHCR 29 March 2022

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UNHCR warns of dire impact from floods in South Sudan as new wet season looms South Sudan battles record floods amid changing climate.

29-03-2022 | Edited News

Ukraine Crisis Update WHO - OCHA - FAO - ICRC 29 March 2022

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Urgently needed aid supplies have reached the embattled Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday, amid reports that people are facing “life-and-death decisions” on whether to leave Mariupol and elsewhere, more than a month since the Russian invasion.

25-03-2022 | Edited News

Ukraine Update OHCHR - WHO - WFP - UNHCR 25 Mars 2022

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Ongoing violence in Ukraine has left millions of people “in constant fear” of indiscriminate shelling, the UN warned on Friday, as efforts continued to push for access to the country’s most vulnerable populations, one month since the Russian invasion.

24-03-2022 | Edited News , Press Conferences

UNCTAD Global Economic Outlook Warning 24 March 2022

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine is the “main contributing factor” in a potentially devastating one per cent drop in projected global economic growth this year, UN development economists UNCTAD said on Thursday.

23-03-2022 | Edited News , Photo stories

Syrian Constitutional Committee - 23 March 2022

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The Small Body of the Constitutional Committee convenes in Geneva from 21 March to 25 March.

22-03-2022 | Edited News

Bi-weekly press briefing: Ukraine Update - Haiti Impact UNHCR WHO WFP 22 March 2022

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Nearly a month since Russia invaded Ukraine, more than 3.5 million refugees have fled the country, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday, citing massive needs among the new arrivals.

18-03-2022 | Edited News

HIV Antiviral Injection UNITAID 18 March 2022

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The first injection to offer long-lasting protection against HIV is being rolled out in South Africa and Brazil, as an alternative to daily medication, UNITAID said on Friday.

18-03-2022 | Edited News

Ukraine Crisis Update WHO - UNHCR - OCHA 18 March 2022

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After a missile attack near the airport in Lviv in western Ukraine early on Friday, UN humanitarians warned that the situation across the country remains dire, following Russia’s invasion of its neighbour on 24 February.

15-03-2022 | Edited News , Press Conferences

Counter-terrorism and Human Rights

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Counter-terrorism policies are used to target, constrain, and attack civil society across the globe, says human rights expert at UN   - Detentions in Guantánamo, Xinjiang, and Northeast Syria highlighted as ongoing egregious violations of human rights.

15-03-2022 | Edited News , Press Conferences

OCHA Yemen crisis ahead of Pledging event 16 March 2022

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US$4.3 billion needed to help over 17 million people across Yemen – OCHA Donors convene this Wednesday to pledge support for humanitarian response in war-torn Yemen - Ukraine adds to Yemen’s woes as hunger emergency spreads

15-03-2022 | Edited News

Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: Ukraine Update

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Almost one child per second in Ukraine is becoming a refugee of the war, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday, as the total number of people who have now fled the country since the Russian invasion began, passed three million.

11-03-2022 | Edited News

Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: Ukraine Crisis Update OHCHR-WHO-UNHCR-IOM 11 March 2022

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The UN rights office, OHCHR, reiterated deep concern on Friday at the increasing number of civilian casualties in Ukraine following the Russian invasion on 24 February, before issuing a reminder to Moscow that any targeting of non-combatants could be a war crime.

10-03-2022 | Edited News

COVID-19 Vaccine Equity - Human Rights Council

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The global failure to deliver enough COVID-19 vaccines to developing countries “is prolonging the pandemic” and causing tens of thousands of preventable deaths every week, senior UN figures told the Human Rights Council on Thursday.

09-03-2022 | Edited News , Press Conferences

UN Commission Of Inquiry - Syria Presser

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Top UN-appointed rights investigators on Wednesday urged renewed efforts for a political solution to Syria’s devastating war, which has been marked by an uptick of violence and a deepening humanitarian crisis.

08-03-2022 | Edited News

Bi-weekly press briefing: Ukraine Update -UN Agencies - ICRC

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On day 13 of the conflict in Ukraine and amid rising numbers of civilian casualties, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet repeated her ceasefire call, as humanitarians described on Tuesday as “apocalyptic”.

04-03-2022 | Edited News

Bi-weekly press briefing: Ukraine Crisis Update UNICEF - OCHA - WHO - UNHCR 04 March 2022

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UN humanitarians on Friday described as "unprecedented" the continuing outflow of children and families fleeing Russian military action in Ukraine, while also welcoming as-yet unconfirmed assurances of safe passage for relief teams seeking to provide urgently needed assistance.

03-03-2022 | Edited News

Ukraine Urgent Debate Human Rights Council 03 March 2022 Afternoon

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Urgent debate on Ukraine continues at the UN Human Rights Council, with statements from Poland, the EU, Germany, Venezuela, the US, China and Great Britain.

03-03-2022 | Edited News

Ukraine Urgent Debate Human Rights Council 03 March 2022

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An urgent debate on the Ukraine crisis began at the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Thursday, as UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet led calls for a ceasefire, while insisting that Russia’s “military attack on Ukraine opened a new and dangerous chapter in world history”.

01-03-2022 | Edited News

Ukraine Emergency Appeals OCHA - UNHCR 01 March 2022

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Launch of the humanitarian appeals in support of the people of Ukraine (Flash Appeal and the Regional Refugee Response Plan)

01-03-2022 | Edited News

Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: Ukraine Crisis Update UNICEF - WHO - IOM - UNHCR - OHCHR 01 March 2022

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Well over 600,000 people have fled Ukraine in under a week, since Russia’s “special military action” began, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday, as they issued an appeal to protect civilians from further bloodshed.

28-02-2022 | Edited News

IPCC Press Conference 28 February 2022

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Launch of the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, is available from the newsroom:

28-02-2022 | Edited News

Ukraine Urgent Debate Call - Human Rights Council opening

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The scheduled work of the UN Human Rights Council was halted temporarily on Monday as Member States were called to vote on a request from Ukraine to hold an urgent debate on the matter and to condemn Russia’s military operation.

25-02-2022 | Edited News

Bi-weekly press briefing Update OHCHR – UNHCR – UNICEF – WHO 25 February 2022

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Amid reported deadly missile attacks linked to Russia’s so-called “special military operation” in Ukraine, including the capital Kiev and other cities, terrified families have been forced to seek shelter underground, the UN said on Friday, adding that at least 100,000 have been likely displaced by the violence.

22-02-2022 | Edited News

Bi-Weekly Press Briefing Ukraine Crisis OCHA - UNHCR 22 February 2022

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UN will stand by people of Ukraine amid rising tensions in East   UN aid agencies will continue to support the people of Eastern Ukraine, following Russia’s decision to recognize the independence of areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk separatist regions.