27 January 2014 – Discussions on humanitarian issues at the Syria talks in Geneva “have not produced much,” said the Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States today, but he added “there is still hope,” and the talks will resume tomorrow.
27 January 2014 – Despite significant progress towards peace in the strife-torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the international community must keep humanitarian aid flowing into a country where nearly 3 million people, half of them children, are currently displaced, according to the United Nations.
27 January 2014 – An independent United Nations human rights expert has urged Qatar to make use of what she called its “privileged position” and embark on the reforms needed to consolidate its justice system and address its shortcomings.
26 January 2014 – The Syrian Government has agreed to allow women and children in the besieged Syrian city of Homs to leave “immediately”, the Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States today said after a second day of face-to-face talks in Geneva.
25 January 2014 – Praising national talks that concluded today in Yemen as “unprecedented” in the country and the region, a senior United Nations official said the outcomes of the year-long talks will serve as a “roadmap for a new Yemen”.
24 January 2014 – Nearly 6,000 people have fled fighting in Nigeria to neighbouring Cameroon and Niger in the past 10 days after reporting that several people had been killed, their villages bombed and at least two villages burned to the ground, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said today.
24 January 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the wave of terrorist attacks in Greater Cairo, which reportedly killed at least six people and resulted in a large number of casualties earlier today – on the eve of the third anniversary of the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.
24 January 2014 – The United Nations refugee agency said today that more than 65,000 people had fled the conflict in the cities of Fallujah and Ramadi in central Iraq’s Anbar province over the past week, bringing the total number of people uprooted since fighting began at the end of 2013 to over 140,000.