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UN refugee agency seeks $9.5 million to assist Nigerian returnees from Cameroon

The UN refugee agency is seeking an additional $9.5 million to scale up its activities in northeast Nigeria, as a result of an unexpected surge in self-organized returns of Nigerian refugees mainly from Cameroon since the beginning of the year.... Read More

UN refugee agency seeks $9.5 million to assist self-organized Nigerian returnees from Cameroon

The UN refugee agency is seeking an additional $9.5 million to scale up its activities in northeast Nigeria, as a result of an unexpected surge in self-organized returns of Nigerian refugees mainly from Cameroon since the beginning of the year.... Read More

Amid rising tensions in Jerusalem, UN envoy warns of ‘grave risk’ of escalation in Middle East

The United Nations envoy on Middle East peace has warned that developments over the past 11 days at holy sites in the Old City in Jerusalem have demonstrated the “grave risk” that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict could become a religious conflict... Read More

Majority of children fleeing to Europe just want to get away, UNICEF reports

Facing violence and trauma in Libya and other countries, thousands of children decided to flee by themselves, seeking to get away but not necessarily aiming for Europe, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today reported. ... Read More

UN chief condemns suicide attacks on camps in northeastern Nigeria

Strongly condemning yesterday's suicide attacks on the two camps for internally displaced persons in northeastern Nigeria, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for the perpetrators of this “heinous” act to be swiftly brought to justice. ... Read More

UN chief condemns suicide attacks in northeastern Nigeria

Strongly condemning yesterday's suicide attacks on the two camps for internally displaced persons in northeastern Nigeria, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for the perpetrators of this “heinous” act to be swiftly brought to justice. ... Read More

Latest round of UN-led global consultations spotlights migrants’ contributions to development

Although the net benefits of migration far outweigh its costs, the public perception is often the opposite, a senior United Nations official pointed out today, as the latest round of consultations on a global compact for migration began in New... Read More

Afghanistan: UN condemns attack on civilians in Kabul

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres condemned today's bomb attack in the Afghani capital of Kabul, warning that attacks on civilians may constitute a war crime. ... Read More

Amid rising violence in Jerusalem, UN and diplomatic partners urge maximum restraint on all sides

Expressing deep concern about the escalating tensions and violent clashes taking place in and around the Old City of Jerusalem, the United Nations and its diplomatic partners in the Middle East peace process have called on all to demonstrate maximum... Read More

Guterres ‘strongly condemns’ stabbing attack that left three Israelis dead in West Bank

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned yesterday evening's stabbing attack by a Palestinian perpetrator, which resulted in the death of three members of an Israeli family in the Halamish settlement in the occupied West Bank. ... Read More

‘The time to act is now;’ end children’s suffering in Iraq and across the Middle East – UNICEF

Calling for “immediate care and protection” for children caught up in violence in Iraq's war torn Mosul and other Middle East conflicts, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today warned that the lives and futures of some 27 million across... Read More

UN chief concerned about unfolding violence in Jerusalem’s Old City

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today expressed concern about the situation in the Old City of Jerusalem, which has been the scene of escalating violence in recent days. ... Read More

In DR Congo, UN aid chief says world must ‘not let down’ millions of people in need

Wrapping up a four-day mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations humanitarian chief today urged the world “not to forget the DRC,” and called for scaled-up relief funding to help millions of people suffering from... Read More

Rainy season worsens cholera crisis in Yemen; UN agencies deliver clean water, food

Yemen is facing the world's largest cholera outbreak, the United Nations health agency today warned, with 5,000 Yemenis falling sick every day – the majority of them children and the elderly. ... Read More

INTERVIEW: Education, women’s empowerment ‘top priorities’ for UN in India, says senior official

To meet the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), India should prioritize women's empowerment and education, the United Nation's development chief in the country said. ... Read More

UN report reveals shocking abuse African migrant women face on their journey to Europe

The United Nations migration agency today said that perhaps 80 per cent of Nigerian migrant women and girls arriving on Europe's shores in Italy could potentially be sex trafficking victims, spotlighting the horrific levels of abuse and violence migrants face... Read More

UN agency lauds new project to register undocumented Afghan refugees in Pakistan

A new pilot project in Pakistan to register undocumented Afghan refugees – who up to now have been without identity papers and living in fear of being arrested or deported – would allow up to one million people to have... Read More

UN health agency urges early action to stave off threat of HIV drug resistance

The United Nations health agency has warned that the spread of an HIV strain resistant to some of the most widely used medicines could undermine global progress in treating and preventing HIV infection if early and effective action is not... Read More

Three displaced families killed in airstrike in south-west Yemen – UN rights wing

Three displaced families have been killed when their makeshift shelter was hit in an airstrike in Yemen's Taiz governorate earlier this week, the United Nations human rights wing said. ... Read More

Least developed countries face challenges in funding sustainable development – UN report

Lack of funding is among the biggest challenges for the world’s 47 least developed countries (LDCs) in their implementation of sustainable development targets, according to a United Nations report released today. ... Read More