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Syria: Ban condemns deadly attack near Damascus shrine

11 June 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned an attack carried out today near the Sayidda Zeinab shrine in a Damascus suburb of Syria, in which several civilians were killed and many others wounded.


Haiti: UN supports Government in potable water campaign reaching 30,000 residents

10 June 2016 – Some 30,000 residents of three localities in Haiti now have access to potable water, thanks to a sanitation campaign launched by the Government and supported by the United Nations following a cholera epidemic that killed almost 100 people in the community.


UN determined to work collectively to ensure people worldwide are protected, says Ban

10 June 2016 – Speaking at a Security Council debate on the protection of civilians, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed that the United Nations is determined to work collectively to support governments to protect their people, and to persuade parties to conflict to abide by their obligations.


UN refugee agency modifies response plan for Mediterranean and Western Balkans

10 June 2016 – The United Nations refugee agency today announced a revision to the regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan, involving 60 partner organizations and covering the eastern Mediterranean and Western Balkans route, in order to focus on the static population in Greece and on protection activities.


Women in displacement sites in Nigeria’s Borno state face high risk of abuse – UN

09 June 2016 – New assessments of the protection risks faced by the affected people living in Nigeria’s restive north-eastern Borno state have concluded that women face a high risk of abuse in displacement sites, the United Nations humanitarian wing has reported.


Iraq: Funding is running out to help people fleeing Fallujah, UN relief official warns

09 June 2016 – The United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Iraq said today she is deeply concerned by the unfolding humanitarian crisis in the besieged city of Fallujah, warning that funding is insufficient to continue to carry out the massive relief operation that is currently under way.


Ireland: UN experts urge amending abortion ban subjecting women to suffering and discrimination

09 June 2016 – A woman in Ireland who was forced to choose between carrying her foetus to term, knowing it would not survive, or seeking an abortion abroad was subjected to discrimination and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment as a result of Ireland’s legal prohibition of abortion, United Nations experts have found.