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New York, Feb 22 (JEN): Deeply alarmed by the escalating violence in Syria’s east Ghouta, the United Nations has reiterated a call for an end to hostilities so that the sick and wounded can be immediately evacuated and humanitarian aid deliveries can reach those in need. more
South-eastern DR Congo at risk of humanitarian disaster of ‘extraordinary proportions,’ warns UN refugee agency

New York, Feb 21 (JEN): Cautioning that the Tanganyika region in south-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo could be engulfed by a humanitarian disaster of “extraordinary propor ...

‘There is no plan B,’ says Guterres, reiterating UN’s commitment to two-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

New York, Feb 21 (JEN): After over a century of hostilities including 50 years of continued military occupation, Israelis and Palestinians are still no closer to peace, a United Nations s ...

Rohingya refugees face immense health needs; UN scales up support ahead of monsoon season

New York, Feb 21 (JEN): Critical health services must be scaled up for nearly 1.3 million people – Rohingyas and their surrounding host communities – in Bangladesh’s Cox ...

Civilian situation in Syria’s east Ghouta ‘spiraling out of control,’ warns UN aid official

New York, Feb 21 (IBNS): The humanitarian situation of civilians in Syria’s east Ghouta is spiraling out of control, a senior United Nation aid official has warned in the wake of es ...

Hailing regional efforts, senior UN official urges Latin America and the Caribbean to continue to protect people on the move

New York, Feb 20 (IBNS): Recognizing Latin American and Caribbean countries as “pioneers” in the protection of refugees and asylum seekers, the United Nations High Commissione ...

UN chief extends condolences to people, Government of Iran in wake of tragic plane crash

New York, Feb 19 (JEN): Deeply saddened to learn of the tragic airplane accident today near Yasuj, Iran, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has extended his heartfel ...

Korean nuclear crisis, Middle East quagmire eroding global security, UN chief tells Munich summit

New York, Feb 17 (JEN): A nuclear threat on the Korean Peninsula and a quagmire in the Middle East are “two qualitative changes” that further eroded global security over the p ...

UN, partners complete first aid delivery in months to Syria’s war-battered east Ghouta

New York, Feb 17 (JEN): Thousands of civilians in east Ghouta now have life-saving food and medical supplies after the first aid convoy in nearly three months reached the besieged enclave ...

UN says more than 10,000 civilians killed or injured in Afghanistan conflict last year

New York, Feb 16 (JEN): More than 10,000 civilians were killed or wounded in the Afghanistan conflict during 2017, a nine per cent drop over 2016, according to a United Nations report out ...