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UN agency to halt housing allowance for Palestine refugees

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 12:48 pm | UN News

Lack of funds forces UNRWA to suspend cash assistance for housing for Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon. Photo: UNRWA/Shafiq Fahed More >>

UN condemns deadly terrorist attack on Shia mosque

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 12:46 pm | UN News

22 May 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council have strongly condemned the terrorist attack earlier today that killed more than 20 people in a Shia mosque in the town of al-Qudaih in the Eastern Province of Saudi ... More >>

Thousands flee Syria’s besieged historic city of Palmyra

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 12:44 pm | UN News

As thousands flee Syria’s besieged historic city of Palmyra, UN refugee agency readies response plan More >>

Boko Haram militants ‘must be brought to justice’

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 12:40 pm | UN News

22 May 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said he is deeply troubled by Boko Haram’s “continuing indiscriminate and horrific attacks” against the civilian populations of Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, according to the United ... More >>

Nepal: UN underscores need to act now before monsoon rains

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 12:32 pm | UN News

21 May 2015 – As Nepalese communities devastated by two major earthquakes struggle to restore and rebuild, United Nations humanitarian workers and their partners are in a fierce race against time to reach survivors in the remote mountains before the ... More >>

UN officials urge Israel to halt plans...

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 12:25 pm | UN News

20 May 2015 – Two United Nations humanitarian officials with responsibilities in the occupied Palestinian territory have today expressed their grave concern over the Government of Israel’s “rapidly advancing plans” to transfer Palestinian ... More >>

UN health agency responds to Ebola spike

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 12:19 pm | UN News

UN health agency responds to Ebola spike by deploying team on border of Guinea and Guinea-Bissau More >>

Health services for Palestine refugees extended

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 12:16 pm | UN News

20 May 2015 – A newly published report by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East ( UNRWA ) spotlights improved health services being delivered to millions in five fields across the Middle East, despite pronounced ... More >>

Displaced Iraqis face difficulties as fighting continues

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 1:49 pm | UN News

UNHCR is concerned about the processing arrangements in place at the Bzabz bridge – a series of pontoons across the Euphrates River which marks the boundary between Anbar province and the capital, Baghdad. Photo: UNHCR/G. Ohara More >>

Yarmouk civilians facing vulnerability of ‘highest severity'

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 1:43 pm | UN News

As the United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees in the Middle East continued humanitarian operations in around the Yarmouk Camp, deep concerns remained about violence that continues to profoundly threaten the lives and safety of Palestine ... More >>

Ban says education key for global peace and stability

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 1:40 pm | UN News

In Republic of Korea, UN’s Ban says education key for global peace and stability More >>

UNESCO chief condemns killing of Bangladeshi blogger

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 1:29 pm | UN News

Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz The head of the United Nations agency with a mandate to defend freedom of expression and press freedom worldwide today voiced ... More >>

Central African Republic national forum

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 5:34 pm | UN News

The Security Council has welcomed the recent national reconciliation forum held in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the inclusive, grassroots-level manner in which the consultations were carried out, particularly by ensuring the participation ... More >>

Ban hails Mali peace agreement as ‘important step’

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 4:50 pm | UN News

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the signature of a peace agreement between the Government of Mali and members of the Plateforme coalition of armed groups in a key step towards bringing stability and security back to the ... More >>

Deadly shoe factory fire in Manila: work safety

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 4:45 pm | UN News

In wake of deadly shoe factory fire in Manila, UN urges global action to make workplaces safe More >>

Libya: UN mission urges end to abduction of civilians

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 4:41 pm | UN News

Libya: UN mission urges end to abduction of civilians, warns of criminal liability for such acts More >>

Nepal: ‘Emergency relief is never enough,’ says Ban

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 4:38 pm | UN News

‘Emergency relief is never enough,’ says Ban, urging UN to help Nepal build back better More >>

UN chief applauds resumption of ‘full-fledged’ talks: Cyprus

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 4:33 pm | UN News

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the resumption of full-fledged negotiations between Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot Leader Mustafa Akinci, the United Nations spokesperson has confirmed. More >>

‘Extremely tense situation’ in Burundi after failed coup

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 4:30 pm | UN News

Amid ‘extremely tense situation’ in Burundi, UN rights chief warns against reprisals in wake of failed coup More >>

‘Untold suffering’ of South Sudanese people must end

Saturday, 16 May 2015, 12:28 pm | UN News

14 May 2015 – The security situation in South Sudan deteriorated further during late April and early May, the head of the United Nations mission in the country warned today as she briefed the Security Council on the “very worrying” developments ... More >>



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