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First Of Four UN Humanitarian Airlifts For Ethiopia Refugees Lands In Khartoum

Saturday, 28 November 2020, 8:48 am | UN News

An airplane loaded with humanitarian supplies for people fleeing violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray region has arrived in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, the UN refugee agency (UNCHR) said on Friday, in an appeal for international assistance to cope with the ... More >>

Global HIV Toll Likely To Be Far Higher Owing To COVID-19, Warns UNAIDS

Friday, 27 November 2020, 8:56 am | UN News

Countries should adopt ambitious new targets to tackle HIV / AIDS to avoid hundreds of thousands of additional infections and deaths linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN said on Thursday. In its appeal, the specialised UN agency UNAIDS warned that ... More >>

A Child Infected With HIV Every 100 Seconds, New UN Report Reveals

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 8:51 am | UN News

Approximately once every minute and 40 seconds, a child or young person under the age of 20 was infected with HIV last year, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reported, calling on governments to “protect, sustain and accelerate” efforts ... More >>

Iraq: Continued International Support Vital Amid ‘Multiple Storms’

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 3:54 pm | UN News

© UNICEF/Anmar UNICEF is working with partners to rebuild and rehabilitate schools and hospitals following the destructive conflict in Mosul, Iraq. As authorities in Iraq continue to operate “in the eye of multiple storms”, international support ... More >>

Fears Of Desert Locust Resurgence In Horn Of Africa

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 9:09 am | UN News

The Desert Locust crisis which struck the greater Horn of Africa region earlier this year threatening food supplies for millions, could re-escalate as recent strong winds carried mature swarmlets from southern Somalia into eastern and northeastern ... More >>

UN Expert Calls For Urgent Action To End ‘Pandemic Of Femicide And Violence Against Women’

Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 3:55 pm | UN News

UN Women/Alfredo Guerrero Labels with the names of victims of femicide, as well as the 'unknown' represent the victims of femicide at an exhibition in Mexico. COVID-19 is overshadowing what has become a “pandemic of femicide” and related gender-based ... More >>

Afghanistan: UN Chief Underscores Need To End Violence Following Deadly Rocket Attacks

Sunday, 22 November 2020, 6:17 pm | UN News

Photo UNAMA/Fardin Waezi Kabul, the centre of Afghanistan's political and social life (file photo). The UN Secretary-General has condemned rocket attacks in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, on Saturday which killed at least eight civilians and wounded many ... More >>

This World Children’s Day, ‘Reimagine A Better Future’, For Every Child

Saturday, 21 November 2020, 8:31 am | UN News

The global community is marking World Children’s Day on Friday, calling for societies to “reimagine a better future” for every child, where each one has the opportunity to thrive. In a joint message, President of the European Parliament David Sassoli ... More >>

UN Agencies Uphold Human Rights Considerations In COVID-19 Data Collection

Saturday, 21 November 2020, 8:29 am | UN News

The United Nations and 15 of its agencies have underlined their support for data collection during the COVID-19 pandemic which respects the right to privacy and promotes development. Mobility data derived from phones, emails and social media, for example, ... More >>

Heartbreaking Stories From Refugees Fleeing Ethiopia Violence

Friday, 20 November 2020, 4:03 pm | UN News

© UNHCR/Hazim Elhag Insecurity in the Tigray region of Ethiopia is driving people into Hamdayet in Sudan. In a briefing to journalists on Thursday, a senior UN humanitarian official in Sudan recounted moving testimony from refugees who are crossing the border ... More >>

Refugee Resettlement Numbers Fall To Lowest In Two Decades: UNHCR

Friday, 20 November 2020, 8:44 am | UN News

Refugee resettlement numbers will be at a “record low” this year, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Wednesday, with only 15,425 people resettled in the first nine months of 2020, compared to more than 50,000 in 2019. In 2016, resettlement ... More >>

Climate Crisis: ‘Nowhere Near The Finish Line’ – UN Chief

Friday, 20 November 2020, 8:42 am | UN News

Pointing to its “pioneering legislation and policies”, on Thursday the UN chief hailed the 27-member European Union (EU) as a “a leader on climate action”, that had shown that it was possible to cut emissions while achieving economic growth. ... More >>

Latest Ebola Outbreak In DR Congo Is Declared Over, With Lessons For COVID-19

Thursday, 19 November 2020, 9:07 am | UN News

An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is over, the government announced on Wednesday, after a five-month response supported by the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO), and other partners. “This great ... More >>

Mozambique Cabo Delgado Violence Is A ‘desperate’ Situation, Warns Bachelet

Sunday, 15 November 2020, 2:52 pm | UN News

There is increasing concern about the worsening security situation in Cabo Delgado province in northern Mozambique, which the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights described on Friday as “desperate”. UN agencies have warned that civilians - ... More >>

Diabetes Increasing COVID Risks, Showing Need To Strengthen Health Systems

Sunday, 15 November 2020, 2:50 pm | UN News

As the number of people with diabetes surges, many are at “increased risk of severe disease and death from COVID-19”, the UN chief said in his message for World Diabetes Day , on Saturday. “Many efforts have been made to prevent and treat diabetes”, ... More >>

Libyan Elections To Take Place In December 2021: Senior UN Official

Sunday, 15 November 2020, 2:48 pm | UN News

National elections in Libya will take place on 24 December 2021, Stephanie Williams, the head of the UN mission in the country, announced on Friday during a virtual press conference. The announcement came a week after talks began in the Tunisian capital, ... More >>

Deputy UN Chief Looks To ‘New Dawn For Mali’, Promotes Participation Of Women In Country’s Transition

Saturday, 14 November 2020, 2:20 pm | UN News

MINUSMA/Harandane Dicko UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has her temperature taken to screen for COVID-19 symptoms on the UN compound in Bamako, Mali The UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed on Friday has been strongly advocating for the ... More >>

Violations Continuing Against Belarus Protesters, UN Human Rights Office Warns

Saturday, 14 November 2020, 2:16 pm | UN News

Kseniya Golubovich Since August 2020, Minsk and other cities in Belarus have seen mass protests with many calling for an end to excessive force used by the police. More than three months on from the disputed presidential election in Belarus, the ... More >>

Measles Cases Hit 23-year High Last Year, Killing 200,000 As Vaccination Stalls, WHO Says

Friday, 13 November 2020, 3:59 pm | UN News

UNICEF/Nahom Tesfaye In June 2020, a measles vaccination campaign targeting 14 million children was launched in Ethiopia. Measles killed an estimated 207,500 people last year after a decade-long failure to reach optimal vaccination coverage, resulting ... More >>

Seafarers, Heroes Of The Pandemic As Shipping Plays Vital Role In Crisis

Friday, 13 November 2020, 6:19 am | UN News

IMO   Seafarers working on a container ship in Johor Port, Malaysia. The global shipping industry has played a vital role in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and demand for its services has limited the annual decline in maritime ... More >>