In Yemen, thousands of Ethiopian migrants stranded, COVID-19 likely widespread: IOM
Covid-19, war and hunger – Yemen’s humanitarian food crisis is becoming worse, warns the World Food Programme (WFP)
OHCHR Inquiry on Syria press conference: Idlib Report 07JUL2020
Thousands continue to flee DR Congo violence seeking shelter in Uganda. Thousands of people fleeing murderous attacks in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo have crossed into neighbouring Uganda, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday.
WFP: Tens of millions more people to go hungry in Africa this year because of Covid-19
UN’s Bachelet urges Philippines’ President not to sign new anti-terror law. The Human Rights Council should consider supporting new accountability measures against perpetrators of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines’ so-called war on illegal drugs, the UN’s top rights official said on Tuesday.
Urgent global action needed to end harmful practices against women and girls, says the United Nations Population Fund. Urgent action is needed to stop female genital mutilation, child marriage, and other harmful practices to which millions of women and girls are subjected to every year. This according to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) State of World Population report for 2020.
On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the UN Charter, young researchers discussed the future of Sports, Culture and Tourism with top international officials.
Siberia ‘sets extreme weather record’ for Arctic Circle. Reports that temperatures in a Russian town in the Arctic Circle likely reached a record 38 degrees Celsius (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit) have been approved pending final verification by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), it said on Tuesday.
Human Rights Council unanimously calls on top UN rights official to take action on racist violence. The UN’s top rights official, Michelle Bachelet, is to spearhead efforts to address systemic racism on people of African descent by law enforcement agencies, the Human Rights Council decided on Friday.
Global deliveries of critical equipment to tackle COVID-19 pandemic will grind to a halt unless urgent funding is made available to maintain air fleet, UN World Food Program warns.
I am my brother’s keeper, George Floyd’s brother tells UN Human Rights Council. The UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday heard powerful testimony from the brother of George Floyd, whose death at the hands of US police officers sparked worldwide protest.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi discusses the findings in UNHCR’s flagship annual report, Global Trends in Forced Displacement. The report, which details the figures in the numbers of refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced people as of end 2019, will be launched on Thursday, June 18.
Syrian refugees resort to ever more desperate measures to resist pandemic impact. The COVID-19 crisis has put another 200,000 Syrian refugees in need of emergency assistance in the last three months alone, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday, in an appeal for funding to confront new challenges posed by the health emergency.
Human Rights Council picks up again after COVID suspension, to hold racism debate. After a three month long COVID-19-enforced break, the Human Rights Council resumed its work at UN Geneva on Monday, giving the green light to a rare Urgent Debate on racism, alleged police brutality and violence against protesters sickened by the killing of American George Floyd in police custody.
YEMEN: Severe funding gaps for humanitarian aid as cases of Covid-19 are on the rise
Conflict-hit Nigerian families hit by COVID lockdowns on ‘life-support’: WFP . Help and funding are needed urgently for millions of people in Nigeria who have been hit severely by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including conflict-hit communities “on life-support” in the north-east, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday.
Cameroon: UN office strongly condemns attacks on aid workers
At a virtual press Conference Ravina Shamdasani, Philippines Report Team Leader, UN Human Rights Office, Bangkok and Rory Mungoven, Chief Asia Pacific Section, UN Human Rights Office, Geneva, briefed journalist on Release of report mandated by UN Human Rights Council (Resolution 41/2) on the situation of human rights in the Philippines.
Western Niger attack leaves 1,100 people ‘on the run’, warns refugee agency. A vicious attack by an armed gang on vulnerable refugees and host communities in western Niger has left more than 1,000 people “on the run”, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday, the latest violence in the troubled Liptako Gourma region.
European COVID infections indicate ‘east-west divide’: WHO. Europe is seeing a “steady” decline in COVID-19 infections, although the generally positive trend has not happened in Russia and parts of Eastern Europe, the UN health agency said on Tuesday.
Millions in Latin America and the Caribbean at risk of severe food insecurity due to impact of Covid-19
Yemen aid lifeline nears breaking point as UN food agency appeals for $870 million
The Covid-19 pandemic is severely exacerbating the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, says OCHA. Yemen, a war-torn country, will be left to fight a Covid-19 pandemic with a collapsed health system without additional funding, warned today the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Syria’s warring parties will resume talks in Geneva, says UN envoy
UN agencies step up support for Rohingya camp complex, host communities as first case of COVID-19 infection is confirmed
UN leads push to protect most vulnerable from mental health problems during and after COVID-19. Decades of neglect and underinvestment in addressing people’s mental health needs have been exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN said on Thursday, in a call for ambitious commitments from countries in the way they treat psychological illness, amid a potential spike in suicides and drug abuse.
Almost no humanitarian aid is entering the non-government-controlled areas in Ukraine due to Covid-19 lockdown measures. Since the third week in March practically no humanitarian aid has reached eastern Ukraine beyond the “contact line” that separates the government-controlled and non-government-controlled areas of the country.
Conflicts and heavy floods force tens of thousands of people to flee their homes in Somalia amidst COVID-19. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) calls for a strong and coordinated response from the international community, national and local Somali authorities and humanitarian actors to meet the massive humanitarian needs arisen in Somalia due to conflicts and heavy floods which force people to leave their homes amidst Covid-19.
Migrants stranded ‘all over the world’ and at risk from COVID-19. Thousands of migrants have been stranded “all over the world” where they face a heightened risk of COVID-19 infection, the head of UN migration agency, IOM, said on Thursday.
COVID-19 makes universal digital access and cooperation essential: ITU
Food insecurity in West Africa could leave 43 million at risk as COVID hits: WFP / UNHCR
UNICEF calls for support to unblock massive backlog in vaccine shipments
Briefing by spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Jeremy Laurence on Sudan at a tipping point because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
UN leads bid to help 135 countries get vital COVID-19 medical kit
OHCHR Press conference with Piggy Hicks and Georgette Gagnon - COVID-19 new policy guidance on emergency and exceptional measures - COVID-19
Challenges for multilateralism - and optimism - revealed in UN-led global debate