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Tigray: Eritrean Refugees ‘scared And Struggling To Eat’ Amid Aid Obstacles

Saturday, 22 January 2022, 9:10 pm | UN News

For the first time in weeks, aid teams have reached refugee camps in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, only to find that some Eritrean nationals living there have likely died of preventable diseases, while others are “scared and struggling to get enough ... More >>

UN Chief Calls For Action To Put Out ‘5-alarm Global Fire’

Saturday, 22 January 2022, 9:09 pm | UN News

At a time when “the only certainty is more uncertainty”, countries must unite to forge a new, more hopeful and equal path, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the General Assembly on Friday, laying out his priorities for 2022.  ... More >>

Urgent Action Needed To Protect Vietnamese Workers Trafficked To Serbia

Saturday, 22 January 2022, 6:17 pm | UN News

Urgent action is required to assist and protect some 400 Vietnamese migrant workers who were allegedly trafficked to Serbia, experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council said on Friday. Eight companies, including Vietnamese labour recruitment ... More >>

UN Coordinator In Tonga: ‘Resources On The Ground Are Not Enough’

Saturday, 22 January 2022, 6:16 pm | UN News

As news coverage of the eruption and tsunami that hit Tonga starts to fade away, the United Nations Coordination Specialist in the country has a message to the outside world: Tonga’s people are going to need sustained support responding to a disaster ... More >>

Young People Must Have ‘A Seat At The Table’ In Peace Efforts: Guterres

Friday, 21 January 2022, 8:29 pm | UN News

Although young people have been at the forefront of efforts to build and sustain peace, opportunities for them to make a meaningful contribution remain insufficient, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday. Addressing the opening of ... More >>

Top UN Colombia Official Calls For Greater Implementation Of Historic Peace Accord

Friday, 21 January 2022, 5:45 pm | UN News

Five years after its signing, the Final Peace Agreement in Colombia is setting down ever deeper roots, the Special Representative for the country told the Security Council on Thursday, as he called on the Government, political parties, former combatants ... More >>

Rare Coral Reef Discovered Near Tahiti Is ‘Like A Work Of Art’, Says Diver

Friday, 21 January 2022, 8:24 am | UN News

One of the largest coral reefs in the world has been discovered by a UN-supported scientific mission off the coast of Tahiti. Announcing the stunning find on Thursday, UNESCO said that divers had explored large rose-shaped corals spanning some three ... More >>

UNRWA Condemns Demolition Of Palestinian Home In East Jerusalem

Friday, 21 January 2022, 8:22 am | UN News

The UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, on Thursday urged Israeli to immediately halt all evictions and demolitions in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, after an entire family was forced out of their long-term home the previous ... More >>

Palestine-Israel: UN Envoy Highlights Urgent Need For Reform

Thursday, 20 January 2022, 7:59 am | UN News

Urgent action is required to prevent further deterioration of the economic, security and political situation across the Occupied Palestinian Territory, the UN’s Middle East envoy, Tor Wennesland, told the Security Council on Wednesday. The fiscal situation ... More >>

UN Chief Lauds ‘Demonstrable Effort To Make Peace’ In Ethiopia

Thursday, 20 January 2022, 7:16 am | UN News

The UN Secretary-General on Wednesday said he was “delighted” to learn that “a demonstrable effort to make peace” in Ethiopia is finally underway, according to information relayed to him by the African Union High Representative for the Horn ... More >>

Afghanistan: 500,000 Jobs Lost Since Taliban Takeover

Thursday, 20 January 2022, 7:14 am | UN News

More than half a million people have lost or been pushed out of their jobs in Afghanistan since the Taliban takeover, the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday. In a warning that the economy has been “paralyzed” since the de facto ... More >>

Tonga Volcano Eruption: At Least 3 Dead, Amid Severe Destruction

Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 7:17 pm | UN News

At least three people have died in Tonga following the massive volcanic eruption and subsequent tsunami wave that hit over the weekend. Homes and other buildings across the archipelago have suffered major damage. Islands covered in ash, dozens ... More >>

Sudan Urged To Stop Unnecessary Use Of Force Against Protestors

Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 7:01 am | UN News

Authorities in Sudan must immediately halt unnecessary and disproportionate use of force against protesters, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday, calling for those responsible for abuses to be brought to justice. Spokesperson Ravina ... More >>

Labour Market Recovery Still ‘Slow And Uncertain’

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 9:47 pm | UN News

As the COVID-19 pandemic grinds on and global labour markets continue to struggle, the latest International Labour Organization (ILO) report, published on Monday, warns that recovery will remain slow. In its flagship W orld Employment and Social Outlook ... More >>

Tonga Volcanic Eruption: Too Soon To Assess Damage

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 9:45 pm | UN News

Tonga’s capital, Nuku’alofa, is covered in ash and dust following the underwater volcanic eruption at the weekend, but the situation is calm there and first clean-up efforts are underway, UN humanitarians said on Monday. Further afield in the Pacific ... More >>

FAO Launches $138 Million Plan To Avert Hunger Crisis In Horn Of Africa

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 9:43 pm | UN News

More than $138 million is needed to assist rural communities affected by extended drought in the Horn of Africa, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Monday, launching a comprehensive response plan for the region. A third consecutive ... More >>

Tigray: Aid Operations ‘About To Grind To A Halt’, Warns WFP

Saturday, 15 January 2022, 9:15 am | UN News

Aid and food distribution operations in northern Ethiopia are about “to grind to a halt” amid ongoing fighting, bloodshed and a lack of funding that is making humanitarian access impossible, the UN World Food Programme, WFP, said on Friday. ... More >>

UN Chief: ‘We Are In A Race Against Time To Help The Afghan People’

Saturday, 15 January 2022, 9:08 am | UN News

Describing a “nightmare unfolding in Afghanistan”, the United Nations’ Secretary-General , António Guterres, warned on Thursday that the world is “in a race against time to help the Afghan people.” Just two days ago, the United Nations launched its ... More >>

Africa’s Fourth COVID Wave Flattens Out After Six-week Surge

Saturday, 15 January 2022, 9:07 am | UN News

After a six-week surge, Africa’s fourth pandemic wave, which has been mainly driven by the Omicron variant, is flattening, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. WHO said that this marked the shortest surge since the pandemic began on ... More >>

Decade Of Sahel Conflict Leaves 2.5 Million People Displaced

Saturday, 15 January 2022, 9:06 am | UN News

The UN Refugee Agency ( UNHCR ) called on Friday for concerted international action to end armed conflict in Africa’s central Sahel region, which has forced more than 2.5 million people to flee their homes in the last decade. Speaking to journalists ... More >>