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26 stories found over the past 45 days
WHS: Humanitarian aid is 'failing' – in an interview, UN advisor tells why

24 May 2016 – The humanitarian sector is failing to protect civilians from violence, a top UN advisor stressed today at the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in Istanbul, Turkey.


Yemen: UN-mediated peace talks continue following trilateral meeting with Ban in Qatar

23 May 2016 – The delegation of the Government of Yemen returned to the negotiating table in Kuwait in the latest round of peace talks today, with the United Nations envoy for the conflict-torn country holding a plenary this morning with both delegations, a UN spokesperson said.


'Together, we can move from aspiration to action,' Ban tells global, regional leaders in Qatar

21 May 2016 – With the Doha Forum meeting “at a time of fragility and vulnerability,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that while progress on the UN's 2030 Agenda is crucial to usher in sustainability and equity, more must be done now to end conflict and suffering.


Refugee children are five times more likely to be out of school than others – UN report

20 May 2016 – Just 50 per cent of refugee children are in primary school and 25 per cent of refugee adolescents are in secondary school, a new policy paper released today by two United Nations agencies has found.


Four schools or hospitals in crisis zones attacked or occupied every day – UNICEF

19 May 2016 – An average of four schools or hospitals are attacked or occupied by armed forces and groups every day, according to analysis released today by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit.


Earth’s health declining ‘faster than thought’ but action by governments can reverse trend – UN

19 May 2016 – The environment is deteriorating faster than previously thought, making it imperative that governments act now to reverse the worst trends, says the most authoritative study the United Nations has ever published on the state of the planet’s health.


Yemeni people must be at centre of reinvigorated crisis response – senior UN relief official

17 May 2016 – A senior United Nations relief official today called for increased global efforts to support the more than 13 million people in need of immediate, life-saving assistance in Yemen, following his visit to the conflict-torn country.


Yemen: UN-mediated peace talks continue, with consensus on some issues

14 May 2016 – In his latest update on the Yemeni peace talks currently under way in Kuwait, the United Nations envoy for the conflict-torn country reported that the two delegations discussed proposals to bridge the gap between their respective visions, reaching consensus on some issues.


Yemen’s food situation on verge of ‘humanitarian disaster’ – UN

12 May 2016 – The food security and nutrition situation in Yemen will turn into a humanitarian disaster unless urgent funding is accessible for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to deliver timely aid in the April/May cereal and vegetable planting season and the summer fishing season, and vaccinate livestock before winter, the United Nations agency has warned.


Yemen: UN-brokered peace talks continue in parallel meetings

11 May 2016 – The United Nations-facilitated Yemeni peace talks continued today in parallel meetings, with a committee making headway by exploring a proposal to release 50 per cent of all prisoners and detainees held by the parties before the month of Ramadan.