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UN humanitarian official “deeply disturbed” by unrelenting attacks on civilians in Yemen

13 September 2016 – The top United Nations humanitarian official in Yemen has voiced apprehension over a series of deadly air strikes on a water well which killed and wounded dozens of people in the country’s centre.

UN food relief agency provides assistance to 140,000 people affected by flooding in northern DPRK

13 September 2016 – The United Nations food relief agency has delivered food assistance to more than 140,000 people in the north of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), where they have been affected by some of the worst floods in recent history – and expressed concern about their continued vulnerability as an extremely cold winter is approaching and major food losses are expected.

UN expert calls on Ukraine to step up its efforts to protect the rights of the internally displaced

09 September 2016 – At the conclusion of an official visit to Ukraine, a United Nations human rights expert has called on the Government to step up its response to prevent and address internal displacement and to provide durable solutions to the persons already displaced.

UN concerned about conditions in former Boko Haram stronghold as hundreds of Nigerians return to ravaged villages

09 September 2016 – Today the UN refugee agency expressed concern over basic services and security in a territory formerly controlled by Boko Haram insurgents, as hundreds of internally displaced people are returning to their devastated villages and towns in the north-eastern state of Borno – only recently liberated by the Nigerian armed forces.

New UN-supported water supply system inaugurated in Haiti’s Saut d’eau region

08 September 2016 – As part of its quick impact projects, the United Nations mission Haiti has inaugurated a new water supply system which is expected to provide for more than 13,800 people – more than half of whom are women – in parts of the country’s Central Department (Département du Centre), the mission said today.

London conference on UN peacekeeping sharpens focus on planning, pledges and performance

08 September 2016 – Countries contributing to United Nations peacekeeping missions today adopted a communique that focuses ways to improve the planning of operations, implement the pledges of support made by countries, and enhance the performance of troops on the ground.

UN food relief agency and partner to roll out €348 million EU cash aid to refugees in Turkey

08 September 2016 – Following the European Union’s (EU)announcement today of a cash-transfer programme for the most vulnerable refugees in Turkey, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has said the agency and the Turkish Red Crescent will use their combined expertise to deliver the cash directly to those who need it most.

UN Secretary-General pays tribute to veteran official and gender pioneer Margaret Anstee

08 September 2016 – The United Nations chief today paid tribute to Margaret Anstee, a long-serving official who was the first woman to be appointed to the highest ranks of the world body, and who passed away recently.

UNESCO study informs policymakers on benefits of adult learning and education

08 September 2016 – Adult learning and education can improve health and well-being, employment opportunities and develop local communities, according to a new report from the United Nations culture and education agency.