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New York: With over 800 schools forced to close due to insecurity, and 2.3 million vulnerable people in need of assistance this year, a top UN official told the Security Council on Wednesday that the humanitarian situation in Mali “remains dire”. more
Libya: ‘Substantial civilian casualties’ in Derna, UN humanitarian chief ‘deeply concerned’

New York: Increasing hostilities in the oil-rich city of Derna are becoming an increasing source of concern said the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya on Friday, following an intensif ...

Deadly Mali attack to be investigated by UN rights experts

New York: An attack on a village in central Mali earlier this week in which at least 37 civilians died, is to be investigated with the help of United Nations human rights experts, the UN ...

Security Council condemns attacks on Afghan security forces which killed at least 27

New York: The United Nations Security Council has condemned “in the strongest terms” a series of coordinated attacks aimed at security checkpoints in northern Afghanistan whic ...

Attack on UN compound in Somalia may be 'violation of international humanitarian law'

New York: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres strongly condemned Tuesday’s attacks against the UN compound in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, saying that int ...

Libya: Attack on foreign ministry, an attack on all Libyans, stresses UN envoy

New York: The United Nations peace mission in Libya has “strongly” condemned a terrorist attack on the country’s foreign ministry in the capital, Tripoli.

UN-led Yemen ceasefire monitoring team gets ready to begin operations

New York, Dec 20: A UN-led team tasked with overseeing  the ceasefire  which came into effect on Tuesday around a number of critical Yemeni ports, has begun planning operations ...

Moves to create a Kosovo army have ‘deteriorated relations’ with Serbia: UN peacekeeping chief

New York: The decision by Kosovo’s parliament to form a national army was described by the UN Peacekeeping chief on Monday as having “further deteriorated relations between Be ...

UN calls for funds to ease ‘deteriorating’ humanitarian situation in Gaza and West Bank

New York: The need for aid in the occupied Palestinian territory has increased, following a year that has seen a “serious deterioration in the humanitarian situation,” said Ja ...

Prospect of negotiated peace in Afghanistan ‘never been more real’ – UN mission chief

New York: A negotiated end to the 17-year conflict in Afghanistan “has never been more real…than it is now”, the head of the United Nations peace mission in the country ...