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Yemen crisis 'getting worse by the hour' – UN humanitarian official

10 April 2015 – The humanitarian situation in Yemen is “getting worse by the hour,” the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the country warned today, saying that the escalating conflict has put millions of people at risk of physical injury or death.


UN stresses importance of food safety – from farm to plate – on World Health Day

07 April 2015 – With the United Nations health agency highlighting food safety on World Health Day, the Secretary-General today called for unified efforts to ensure that production, distribution, and preparation of food is done safely.


Eliminating sheep and goat plague will boost livelihoods and nutrition, says UN official at conference

31 March 2015 – The United Nations agricultural agency will outline a strategy in Côte d’Ivoire today for the total eradication of sheep and goat plague by 2030 at an international conference that began today in the country’s capital, Abidjan.


Security Council urges ‘effective, comprehensive’ steps to end tensions in South Sudan

24 March 2015 – The United Nations Security Council has voiced its “profound disappointment” at the failure of all parties in South Sudan to conclude an agreement that would bring the country closer to resolving its ongoing conflict and usher in a period of national unity and peace.


Haiti making ‘measurable gains’ towards 2015 elections, UN envoy tells Security Council

18 March 2015 – The Government of Haiti has made progress towards the holding of elections critical for the country’s stability and development, the top United Nations official in the Caribbean nation told the Security Council today.


UN agency boosts food security efforts in countries affected by Syria crisis

17 March 2015 – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced a scale-up in its support to Jordan and other countries in the Middle East affected by the humanitarian crisis in Syria that has entered its fifth year.


Myanmar: UN officials pledge humanitarian, development assistance for country’s future

13 March 2015 – The United Nations remains committed to helping Myanmar achieve its humanitarian and development needs in order to boost living standards for all its citizens, top UN officials have declared during their visit to the Asian country.


UN and Haitian partners appeal for aid to reduce vulnerability, build resilience

12 March 2015 – The United Nations, the Haitian Government and its partners have launched a $401 million appeal to reduce extreme vulnerability, while building resilience on the small Caribbean nation.