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Yemen: UNICEF warns conflict shutters one in 10 schools; teachers unpaid for a year

18 October 2017 – The conflict in Yemen – now into its third year – continues to take a toll on millions of children, with their education now under threat, adding to an already long list of bitter hardships including malnutrition, displacement and violence, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned.


At UN event in Rome, Pope Francis urges action on climate change, conflicts to end global hunger

16 October 2017 – Food security for all requires tackling climate change and ending conflicts, His Holiness, Pope Francis, stressed Monday at an official ceremony for World Food Day held at the Rome headquarters of the United Nations agriculture agency.


Relief aid is saving lives, but world must tackle root cause of famine: conflict – UN chief

12 October 2017 – Until fighting stops and development takes root, communities and entire regions will continue to face hunger, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday, underscoring the link between conflict and famine.


'EmPOWER' girls before, during and after crises, UN says on International Day of the Girl Child

11 October 2017 – The world's 1.1 billion girls are a source of power, energy, and creativity – and the millions of girls in emergencies are no exception, the United Nations said on the International Day of the Girl Child, which kicks off a year-long effort to draw global attention to and action on the challenges and opportunities girls face before, during, and after crises.


Leaders ‘not interested’ in finding solution to Yemen crisis, UN envoy tells Security Council

10 October 2017 – Parties to the conflict in Yemen are eroding the path to peace while the country’s people suffer amid a man-made humanitarian catastrophe, said today a senior United Nations official, urging Security Council member countries to use their political and economic powers to pressure warring sides to commit to a path of peace.


UN emergency response fund reaches annual goal of $450 million, but more needed

09 October 2017 – The United Nations global emergency response fund has reached its 2017 funding target of $450 million, but much more is required given that the number of people in need of assistance is at a record high.


UN report reveals shocking levels of grave violations against children affected by conflicts

05 October 2017 – More than 15,500 children became victims of widespread violations – including shocking levels of killing and maiming, recruitment and use, and denial of humanitarian access – a new United Nations report has revealed.


UN agriculture agency and World Bank launch new initiative to avert famine in Yemen

03 October 2017 – More than half a million vulnerable and food-insecure people in war-torn Yemen will receive immediate relief and long-term sustainable agricultural support, thanks to a $36 million project launched by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization and the World Bank.


World must step up protection for refugees, do more to solve conflict – UN agency chief

02 October 2017 – The global community is letting down millions of refugees and internally displaced people, and needs to renew efforts to prevent and resolve conflicts, focusing on protection and solutions, the head of the United Nations refugee agency said today.


For Yemenis and migrants, protracted conflict an 'endless nightmare' – head of UN agency

02 October 2017 – Amid worsening famine and cholera in war-torn Yemen, the head of the United Nations migration agency has called for greater humanitarian access to enable relief workers reach those most in need and save lives.