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New York: Gaza is on the verge of collapse and its people becoming increasingly desperate, a United Nations envoy told the Security Council on Wednesday, urging international action to avoid another war, alleviate suffering and empower more responsible government within the enclave. more
UN chief urges governments to shield more civilians from violence in conflict

New York: With more than 128 million people worldwide requiring immediate humanitarian aid, mostly due to war and violence, the United Nations Secretary-General has urged the internationa ...

Armed gangs force 'growing number' to flee north and south, in Central America

New York:  The number of people fleeing violence and persecution from States in Central America, including Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, has risen by nearly 60 per cent in the ...

‘Alarming levels’ of methamphetamine trafficking in Asia’s Mekong, UN warns

New York: Organized crime groups in Asia’s Mekong region have intensified the production and trafficking of highly-addictive methamphetamine, extending the illegal trade into countr ...

UN, Somali Government seek $80 million in immediate relief for flood-affected populations

New York: The United Nations and the Somali Government on Sunday launched a joint appeal for $80 million to provide immediate help for the people affected by recent flooding in the countr ...

Central Africa Republic: Violence drives thousands of refugees into neighbouring DR Congo, says UN agency

New York, May 19: The United Nations refugee agency is calling for urgent support for thousands of people arriving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after fleeing conflict in ...

Teenage girl’s death sentence spotlights Sudan’s failure to tackle forced marriage, gender-based violence – UN rights office

New York, May 19 : The case of Noura Hussein Hammad Daoud, a Sudanese teenager convicted of fatally stabbing the man she was forced to marry, after he had allegedly raped her, highlights ...

Force used against protesters in Gaza ‘wholly disproportionate’ says UN human rights chief

New York, May 19: A special session of the UN Human Rights Council has ended with a resolution by Member States to investigate weeks of violence on the Israeli border with Gaza, which has ...

Taliban attacks check-post in Afghanistan's Paktika province, three cops killed

Kabul: In an attack by Taliban terrorists at a check-post in southeastern Paktika province of Afghanistan, at least three policemen have been killed, media reports said on Friday.

Syria: Civilians bear brunt of unilateral sanctions, exacerbating ‘unparalleled suffering, destruction,’ says UN expert

New York: Syrian civilians are frequently being denied live-saving humanitarian support – an unintended consequence of unilateral sanctions, that are exacerbating an already dire si ...