Launch of the humanitarian appeals in support of the people of Ukraine (Flash Appeal and the Regional Refugee Response Plan)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fourth tropical cyclone in a month to slam into Madagascar UN aid agencies on Tuesday appeal for $26 million in funding to help the most vulnerable.
Ethiopia conflict: thousands of Eritrean refugees flee new deadly attack on camp. Thousands of Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia have fled their camp in Afar region after a deadly attack earlier this month, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday.
Online access to 15 million pages of the League of Nations archives is now possible thanks to the completion of the new UN Archives Geneva Platform.
Food security in Tigray has plummeted after 15 months of conflict with almost 40 % (2 million people) of the Tigrayan population, says the UN World Food Programme (WFP)
As the number of children and youth in desperate need of education skyrockets with the Covid-19 pandemic, ECW (Education Cannot Wait) welcomes significant new funding from Germany
Burkina Faso: UN Human Rights “deplores military takeover”, calls for immediate release of President
For the first time in three weeks, aid teams have reached refugee camps in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, only to find the Eritreans living there “scared and struggling to get enough to eat”, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, said on Friday.
Escalating conflict in Yemen has seen an alarming number of air and drone strikes already this year, notably against civilians and non-military targets, the UN rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday.
The UN and partners launched a more than $5 billion funding appeal for Afghanistan and the region on Tuesday, in the hope of shoring up collapsing basic services there, which have left 22 million in need of assistance inside the country and 5.7 million more requiring help beyond its borders.
Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) in Geneva, chaired the hybrid briefing, attended by the spokespersons and representatives of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the World Meteorological Organization, the International Labour Organization and the World Health Organization.
After one of the busiest years in the history of the Human Rights Council, its President Nashat Shameen Khan insisted that the UN forum remains more relevant than ever, citing action on COVID-19 vaccine inequity, climate change and no less than five Special Sessions in Geneva.
Early laboratory data on the effectiveness of existing vaccines against the Omicron COVID-19 variant is useful, but it is still unclear how effective they will be treating severely sick patients, a UN health agency panel said on Thursday.
UN launch plan to alleviate suffering in 2022 as humanitarian needs continue to rise
A summit for sustainable finance opened on Monday in Geneva in which speakers highlighted how transitioning to a sustainable economy today is our joint responsibility, particularly in view of the climate emergency. The financial sector has a crucial role to play, alongside regulatory authorities and innovators, they maintained. Between 2019 and 2020, sustainable investment rose by 31 per cent in Switzerland, to over 1,500 billion francs, the organisers of the Building Bridges Summit said.
Amid escalating conflict in Yemen, UN humanitarians warned on Tuesday that access to lifesaving aid is becoming harder for civilians in Marib governorate, including more than one million people who are estimated to be displaced there.
In Geneva the Young Activists Summit is taking place. Six young people with inspirational plans for our world have come to the United Nations to share their hopes and dreams, and to show other young people what can be achieved when a vision of making the world a better place becomes reality.