12 April 2013 – Forest landscapes in drylands – known as dry forests – play a crucial role in tackling global challenges such as poverty and climate change and must by properly managed, participants at the United Nations Forum on Forests underscored today.
12 April 2013 – The United Nations food relief agency today said it urgently needs $81 million to assist 2.5 hungry people inside Syria and one million refugees in neighbouring countries until June, and warned that without funding it would have to stop many of its current aid programmes.
11 April 2013 – The United Nations has been able to reach 51,000 people with food aid in Sudan’s Blue Nile state in the week since it managed to start its first deliveries in the conflict-wracked region in 19 months, but it needs more funds to feed all those in need there.
11 April 2013 – The humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) continues to deteriorate, with massive unrest and large-scale displacement across the country nearly three weeks after armed rebels seized power, the United Nations reported today.
10 April 2013 – The recent restrictions on goods and people imposed by Israel in response to the deteriorating security situation in Gaza are affecting thousands of families, the United Nations warned today.
09 April 2013 – The international community is losing vast amounts of agricultural production due to the effects of continuing land degradation such as desertification, a new United Nations study has warned, adding that without sustainable land management, development initiatives the world over will be stymied.
09 April 2013 – With United Nations efforts to tackle the Syrian refugee crisis reaching “breaking point” due to a massive shortfall in funds, a senior official warned today that the exodus of people fleeing the conflict could balloon to four million by the end of the year absent a political solution.