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UN launch $1.68 billion DR Congo aid appeal

Friday, 19 January 2018, 2:23 pm | UN News

18 January 2018 – Warning of a “dramatic deterioration” in the humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) over the last 12 months, United Nations agencies and relief partners on Thursday launched the largest-ever funding ... More >>

Improved economy boosts air-traveller numbers worldwide

Friday, 19 January 2018, 2:13 pm | UN News

18 January 2018 – A record 4.1 billion passengers took to the skies in 2017 onboard some 37 million scheduled flights globally, the United Nations civil aviation agency reported Thursday, highlighting that the fastest growth was seen among low-cost carriers. More >>

Near-record temperatures fuel deadly, costly weather - UN

Friday, 19 January 2018, 1:59 pm | UN News

18 January 2018 – The upward trend in global temperatures marked by record-shattering warmth in 2015 and 2016 kept pace last year, with the United Nations weather agency warning Thursday that continued pressure on the Arctic in 2017 will have “profound ... More >>

Doha: UNGA President spotlights UN ‘sustaining peace’ agenda

Friday, 19 January 2018, 1:50 pm | UN News

18 January 2018 – Conflict is not always linear, with a clear beginning, middle and end, the President of the United Nations General Assembly said Thursday, urging a new approach to peace that requires action at all stages of the conflict cycle. More >>

Nearly every child in Yemen needs humanitarian aid – UNICEF

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 2:50 pm | UN News

As the brutal conflict in Yemen nears its grim third anniversary, malnutrition and disease are running rampant in the country and virtually every child there is dependent on humanitarian aid to survive, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said ... More >>

Somalia: $1.6billion needed to protect millions from drought

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 2:47 pm | UN News

17 January 2018 – While Somalia, with the international community’s help, averted famine last year, long-term solutions for drought, conflict and displacement must still be found, the United Nations office in the country said Wednesday, launching ... More >>

Syria: Uptick in violence exacerbates already dire situation

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 2:43 pm | UN News

16 January 2018 – On top of the already-desperate conditions in Syria’s war-ravaged East Ghouta and north-west Idlib governorate, a violence upsurge is intensifying insecurity, the United Nations food relief agency said Tuesday. More >>

Resolve differences peacefully, SC to Congo political actors

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 2:40 pm | UN News

16 January 2018 – Voicing serious concern over the continued political impasse and violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations Security Council has called upon all political actors to exercise maximum restraint and to ... More >>

Intensified fighting across Syria 'devastating' civilians

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 2:37 pm | UN News

17 January 2018 – Intensification in hostilities across Syria is having a “devastating” impact on civilians, United Nations agencies in the war-ravaged country said Wednesday, warning that the fighting is also severely limiting life-saving humanitarian operations. More >>

Podcast: UN issues 48-hour ultimatum to armed groups in CAR

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 2:34 pm | UN News

17 January 2018 – The United Nations Mission in the troubled Central African Republic, known by its French acronym, MINUSCA, has given armed groups in the north of the country 48 hours to clear out. More >>

Boko Haram attacks, human trafficking in West Africa/Sahel

Friday, 12 January 2018, 11:04 am | UN News

11 January 2018 – The security situation in West Africa and the Sahel remains of grave concern, the United Nations envoy for the region said Thursday, warning that while there had been progress on the political front over the past year, there had ... More >>

UN aid chief seeks improved Syrian crisis response in 2018

Friday, 12 January 2018, 10:33 am | UN News

11 January 2018 – After seven years of bloody conflict, the Syrian war has wreaked a “colossal toll” on the country and its people, the United Nations relief chief said on Thursday from the capital, Damascus, where he outlined ways to sustain and ... More >>

UN envoy for Somalia calls for calm and dialogue

Friday, 12 January 2018, 10:25 am | UN News

11 January 2018 – The top United Nations envoy for Somalia has called for calm and dialogue amid reports of clashes between security forces from ‘Somaliland’ and neighbouring Puntland. More >>

UN chief seeks to maximize migrants' contributions

Friday, 12 January 2018, 10:20 am | UN News

11 January 2018 – Laying out his vision for concrete steps the world can take in 2018 to maximize the contribution millions of migrants are already making to our societies and to agree a set of actions to ensure that the rights of all migrants ... More >>

UN calls for funds to reverse Rwanda refugee ration cuts

Friday, 12 January 2018, 10:15 am | UN News

11 January 2018 – United Nations humanitarian agencies on Thursday called for more donor funding to reverse a 25 per cent reduction in food or cash assistance for more than 100,000 refugees in Rwanda. More >>

Colombia: Reintegrating ex-combatants remains a challenge

Thursday, 11 January 2018, 12:18 pm | UN News

10 January 2018 – Colombia's peace efforts remain challenged by the task of reintegrating 14,000 former rebel combatants, the top United Nations official in the country said Wednesday as he also reported to the Security Council that the UN will 'closely follow' ... More >>

Uni's spotlight hands-on approach to integrating refugees

Thursday, 11 January 2018, 11:18 am | UN News

10 January 2018 – At a special summit at United Nations Headquarters in New York, universities, led by De Montfort University (DMU), spotlighted ideas for practical ways they can use the skills, experience and voluntary power on their campuses to ... More >>

New Year tragedy: hundreds feared dead in Mediterranean

Thursday, 11 January 2018, 11:10 am | UN News

10 January 2018 – A little more than a week into the New Year, reports reveal that close to 200 migrants or refugees have died or gone missing in the Mediterranean Sea – with up to 100 unaccounted for since Saturday, the United Nations migration ... More >>

UN agencies taking on environmental health risks

Thursday, 11 January 2018, 11:07 am | UN News

10 January 2018 – Two United Nations agencies are teaming up in a major new initiative taking on the herculean task of combatting environmental health risks, which claim an estimated 12.6 million lives a year. More >>

Brinkmanship, lack of compromise will deepen Congo crisis

Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 12:17 pm | UN News

9 January 2018 – Political brinkmanship and a refusal to compromise will only result in further delays in preparations for elections and deepening of the political crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has been gripped by a recent ... More >>



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