$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.
Speaker: Dr Rosamund Lewis (Zoom from Geneva), WHO Technical Lead on Monkeypox
Speaker: Matt Saltmarsh, UNHCR spokesperson DRC Death Toll of Displaced - UNHCR
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
Surging and deadly gang violence in the Haitian capital has contributed to runaway food insecurity for at least a million people there, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.
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.
Myanmar’s military junta are responsible for shocking violence against children caught up in the bloody aftermath of last February’s coup, a top Human Rights Council-appointed investigator said on Wednesday.
Syria’s humanitarian needs are at their highest ever and any move to block aid from reaching the war-torn country should be resisted strongly, a top UN Human Rights Council probe said on Wednesday.
Opening remarks in Arabic by Stephanie Williams, UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Libya, to the Leaders of Libya's House of Representatives (HOR) in the east, and the High State Council (HSC), based in the western city of Tripoli, at the start of two days of scheduled talks beginning Tuesday at UN Geneva.
UN Human Rights Office estimates more than 306,000 civilians were killed over 10 years in Syria conflict
Leaders of Libya's House of Representatives (HOR) in the east, and the High State Council (HSC), based in the western city of Tripoli, met in Geneva on Tuesday to continue efforts to review a reformed constitution that charts a peaceful and democratic future for the country.
Continuity of reaction from the UN human rights office, OHCHR, on the UK Government’s decision to approve the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the US.
Press conference by Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change
Launch of a report on Internet Shutdowns Speakers: • Peggy Hicks, Director, Thematic Engagement Division • Tim Engelhardt, Human Rights Officer • Marcelo Daher, Human Rights Officer
UN humanitarians issued an alert on Tuesday on the deteriorating situation for millions of mainly women and children in north-east Nigeria who continue to be affected by protracted armed conflict, just as the country enters the lean season