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In Damascus, UN special envoy meets senior Syrian officials on political solution to crisis

23 July 2015 – Wrapping up his tour of the region, the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura visited Damascus today, where he met with senior Government officials on ways to maintain momentum towards a political solution to the crisis in the country, which is entering its fifth year.


Security Council strongly condemns deadly terrorist attack in Turkey

22 July 2015 – The United Nations Security Council has condemned in the strongest terms the recent terrorist attack in Suruc, Turkey, which killed at least 31 and injuring over 100 people.


Crisis-torn Iraq still needs ‘continuous and massive’ international support, Security Council told

22 July 2015 – With Iraq facing “one of the most difficult phases in its modern history,” the Government, its leadership and, most of all, Iraqis themselves, will need “continuous and massive” support and assistance from the international community, the top United Nations official in the country told the Security Council today.


As temperature soars, UNICEF helps children threatened by water cuts in Aleppo

22 July 2015 – The restoration of water supplies to the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo has come as a welcome relief to residents whose taps have run dry in recent weeks due to the fighting and frequent power cuts, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today, as it stepped up efforts to assist the local population.


Ban condemns deadly terrorist attack in Turkey

20 July 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned the deadly terrorist attack that took place in the Turkish town of Suruc, which has reportedly claimed the lives of at least 28 people and injured more than a hundred.


UNICEF, UN health agency report increase in immunization figures for world’s children

16 July 2015 – An increasing number of children are receiving life-saving vaccinations around the world, according to the latest data released by two United Nations agencies.


Syria's children at risk from water scarcity and illness amid ongoing conflict – UNICEF

13 July 2015 – Syrian children are becoming increasingly vulnerable to water borne illnesses amid peaking summer temperatures and dwindling supplies of safe water, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned today.


At Srebrenica memorial, UN Deputy Secretary-General urges action against future atrocities

11 July 2015 – The international community has grown ever more vigilant to the warning signs of human rights abuses since the days of the tragic Srebrenica massacre 20 years ago but much more still remains to be done, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson declared today.


With some 1,000 refugees arriving daily, Greek islands under 'severe strain,' warns UN agency

10 July 2015 – Close to 1,000 refugees are now arriving on the Greek islands every day, creating an unprecedented emergency for Greece and other countries, the UN refugee agency warned on Friday.


UN experts report uptick in flow of Tunisian militants to conflict zones, call for urgent response

10 July 2015 – The number of Tunisian militants flocking to join the hostilities in Syria and Iraq is one of the highest among those traveling to fight alongside extremists in the Middle East's two most dogged conflicts, the United Nations Working Group on the use of mercenaries confirmed today.