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New York: With multiple crises forcing millions of people away from their homes, United Nations agencies, Governments and partners have launched a set of measures to strengthen protection of internally displaced persons as well as find solutions to address their problems. more
Conditions ‘not yet conducive’ for Rohingya refugee to return home to Myanmar – UN agency

New York: The United Nations refugee agency and the Government of Bangladesh on Friday signed a cooperation agreement on the safe, dignified return of Rohingya refugees to their homes in ...

Despite drop in numbers, desperate migrants to Europe face greater perils, UN refugee agency reports

New York: While the number of migrants and refugees reaching Europe declined last year, the dangers they faced along the journey in many cases increased, according to a new report from th ...

WHO says 500 patients showed symptoms of chemical attack in Syria

New York: World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said it is deeply alarmed by reports of the suspected use of toxic chemicals in Syrian city of Douma and said 500 patients show ...

On Rwandan genocide anniversary, UN leaders ask: Can world muster the will to prevent new atrocities?

New York: As the world officially remembers the genocidal murder of 800,000 Rwandans in 1994, United Nations leaders warn that ethnic cleansing and mass atrocities continue to blight huma ...

Nearly 800 Venezuelans arriving in Brazil each day, many seeking asylum, UN refugee agency says

New York: The United Nations refugee agency is scaling up its assistance to the rapidly growing number of Venezuelans arriving in Brazil, with daily arrivals averaging 800 in recent days ...

UNICEF envoy David Beckham sets sights on new goal: ending bullying in Indonesia’s schools

New YorK: To help the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) tackle bullying in Indonesia – where one in five children have been physically attacked in school – David B ...

Jesse Jackson issues call at UN for ‘global coalition of conscience’ to cement human rights

New York: There needs to be a “massive global coalition of conscience” to enshrine the values of racial equality and human rights for all, declared civil rights icon Rev. Jess ...

UN allocates $9 million to help thousands of people displaced in north-east Nigeria

New York,: Some 60,000 people displaced by ongoing hostilities in Nigeria’s crisis-torn Borno state will receive life-saving aid thanks to an allocation from the United Nations-mana ...

Remember Slavery: UN chief calls for continued struggle to ensure dignity and justice for all

New York: Commemorating the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, the United Nations Secretary-General on Monday said that while th ...