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New York, Feb 2 (JEN): Despite the signing of a 2015 Peace Agreement, the human rights situation in Mali still remains a concern, according to a United Nations report published on Thursday. more
Giving voice to Yemen’s voiceless: Jamie McGoldrick reflects on two years leading UN’s relief effort

New York, Feb 2 (JEN): This year’s UN Response Plan for Yemen, describes the war-torn country as “the worst man-made humanitarian crisis” in the world, with more than 22 ...

Thousands flee violence in eastern DR Congo, seek shelter in nearby countries – UN refugee agency

New York, Jan 31 (JEN): Surging violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is driving thousands of Congolese into neighbouring Burundi, Tanzania and Uganda, the United Nat ...

Poverty eradication, inclusive growth focus of UN Social Development Commission’s 2018 session

New York, Jan 30 (JEN): Countries must accelerate inclusive and equitable economic growth and sustainable development that will not leave behind vulnerable populations, such as women and ...

Hunger continues to intensify in conflict zones, UN agencies report to Security Council

New Delhi, Jan 30 (JEN): Food insecurity – or lack of access to enough food – continues to worsen in places torn by conflict, United Nations agencies reported Monday, listing ...

Safety of Rohingya children must be guaranteed, before return to Myanmar – UNICEF

New York, Jan 26 (JEN): Improved security and unimpeded humanitarian access in Myanmar are essential before Rohingya children can be returned from Bangladesh, a senior official of the Uni ...

South Sudan: Ceasefire violations, hostile propaganda undercut regional peace push, Security Council told

New York, Jan 25 (JEN): While the signing last month of a ceasefire accord among South Sudan’s warring parties is a great stride forward, it is just a first step toward peace and st ...

Bring human rights to discussion tables and into decisions at Davos, UN experts urge

New York, Jan 25 (JEN): With world leaders converging in Davos, Switzerland, for the annual World Economic Forum, a group of United Nations human rights experts has called on government a ...

Conditions in Myanmar not yet suitable for Rohingya refugees to return safely – UN agency

New York, Jan 24 (JEN): The necessary safeguards for Rohingyas to return to Myanmar are absent, and there are ongoing restrictions on access for aid agencies, the media and other independ ...

UN agency for Palestine refugee launches global funding push after US aid cuts

New York, Jan 23 (JEN): The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) launched on Monday a global fundraising campaign to sustain resources fo ...