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Humanitarian crisis in Lake Chad Basin 'growing in dramatic fashion,' Security Council told

12 January 2017 – Briefing the Security Council today, senior United Nations officials underlined the significant challenges and deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Lake Chad Basin region, including in particular those posed by the militant group, Boko Haram, and urged for sustained support to national and regional security, political and humanitarian action.


Humanitarian crisis in Mosul could outlive Iraqi military operations, senior UN official warns

11 January 2017 – The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq, Lise Grande, reported today on the conditions in Mosul, a city witnessing one of the largest urban military operations since the Second World War, warning that a proper humanitarian response, conditions that created the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) could remain.


Afghanistan: UN condemns latest terrorist attacks against civilians and diplomats

11 January 2017 – The United Nations has condemned yesterday's terrorist attacks near the Parliament in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, and the residence of the Provincial Governor of Kandahar, calling for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.


Security Council strongly condemns terrorist attack in Egypt that kills 9 policemen

10 January 2017 – The Security Council has denounced the terrorist attack in Egypt yesterday that reportedly killed nine policemen and injured more than 13 people.


UN condemns terrorist attack in Jerusalem by Palestinian assailant

09 January 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and the Security Council have denounced the terrorist attack by a Palestinian who reportedly rammed a truck into a group of Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem yesterday.


Iraq: 13,000 people flee Mosul over five days as anti-terrorist operations intensify

03 January 2017 – More than 13,000 people have fled Mosul in just five days since 29 December, as the second phase of military operations to retake the Iraqi city from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) terrorists has apparently begun, a United Nations spokesperson said today.


Secretary-General António Guterres cites multilateralism, teamwork as critical to achieving UN goals

03 January 2017 – On his first day in office, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for teamwork, telling staff at the world body’s New York Headquarters that it is not enough to the “do the right thing, we need to earn the right to do the right thing.”


Iraq: UN envoy strongly condemns Baghdad terrorist attacks that kill many civilians

02 January 2017 – The United Nations envoy for Iraq has strongly condemned today's triple bombings in Baghdad in which dozens of civilians were killed and injured.


UN condemns terrorist attack in Istanbul on New Year's Day

01 January 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today condemned the despicable terrorist attack overnight on New Year celebrations at a nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey, in which dozens of people were killed and injured.


UN experts applaud US decision to dismantle ‘discriminatory and ineffective’ counterterrorism programme

29 December 2016 – Two United Nations human rights experts welcomed a decision by the United States to dismantle a national registry program targeting people visiting from countries that are home to active terrorist groups, a program that the experts labelled “discriminatory and ineffective.”