29 November 2013 – United Nations agencies are promoting breastfeeding to avoid unnecessary illness and deaths of children in the wake of the disaster wrought on the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) earlier this month.
29 November 2013 – The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali today strongly condemned the latest violence in Kidal, in the northern part of the country, and called for restraint.
29 November 2013 – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has voiced concern at the recent deaths at sea after a boat capsized earlier this week in the Bahamas, the third such incident in the northern Caribbean since October.
29 November 2013 – A new assessment by the United Nations has found that harvests in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) are up for the third year running, but warns that chronic malnutrition persists.
29 November 2013 – The United Nations human rights office today called on authorities in South Sudan to stop the use of the death penalty, stressing that the country’s nascent judicial system may not have ensured fair trials for the more than 200 people on death row.
29 November 2013 – Syrian refugee children in Lebanon and Jordan suffer from widespread psychological distress, with many of them living alone or separated from their parents, and most receiving no education and involved in illegal labour, according to a new report by the United Nations refugee agency.
29 November 2013 – More than 850,000 infants have been saved from HIV since 2005, but alarming trends seen among adolescents require urgent action to help this vulnerable group, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says in a new report released today.
27 November 2013 – The United Nations health agency today released new treatment guidelines for the almost 20 million children under the age of five worldwide who have severe acute malnutrition, including options for allowing them to recover at home, as well as treating those with HIV.
27 November 2013 – Back from a visit to northern Yemen where an armed conflict is entering its sixth week, a senior United Nations humanitarian official has called for access to thousands of internally displaced people – some in need to emergency medical care.
27 November 2013 – A mass campaign to vaccinate children in Tacloban – the Philippine city hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan – has begun in evacuation centres and in communities using mobile health teams with support from United Nations agencies.